We want to reassure the public that RFTA is actively tracking the spread of COVID-19 and coordinating with Public Health officials and local, state and federal authorities on a regular basis.
At this time, transit service continues to operate at a reduced level of service for those in need of its essential service. RFTA will continue to follow Public Health guidance (as we encourage everyone else to do) as this event evolves to ensure we are following the proper precautions in keeping our workforce and customers safe.
RFTA is undertaking practical measures to keep our buses and facilities sanitized and safe. Every day, we’re fogging buses, cleaning & sanitizing stops, stations, facilities, work spaces and offices. All buses used in service are disinfected at least every 24 hours.
RFTA and its partners appreciate the community’s patience during this challenging time. In the event RFTA does have to alter scheduled service further due to COVID-19, we will try and provide as much notification to the public as possible. We encourage our passengers to check RFTA’s social media and web page frequently for service updates.
The safety of our employees and customers is our number one priority at RFTA and we will work together as a community to weather this storm. We encourage the public to stay informed and prepared and recommend the following resources for guidance from Public Health officials.
Pitkin County Public Health:
Subscribe to Pitkin Alert for text message updates. Text the number 888 777 and write CVIRUS in the message.
Garfield County Public Health:
Eagle County Public Health:
Center for Disease Control:
Real-time information about the virus is available on the Colorado Health Emergency Hotline: 1-877-462-2911.
If you are an individual in Glenwood Springs or Aspen with a disability and want to discuss your travel options due to the absence of service, please contact RFTA at 970-945-9117.
If you have a medical condition and cannot wear a mask to ride RFTA please contact the Aspen to Parachute community hotline at (970) 429-6186 during business hours from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Effective Sunday, May 10, RFTA will launch Phase 4 service plan, which affects the following routes: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Local, Hogback, Snowmass Village and Ride Glenwood.
Phase 4 service plan involves modest service increases for essential valley workers and persons traveling for essential purposes, including travel to and from work.
Service to Rifle will be restored on Wednesday, April 29.
Pitkin County Commissioner and RFTA Board member George Newman talks about how RFTA is keeping busses rolling during the COVID-19 shutdown.
ALL PASSENGERS RIDING RFTA ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 13
RIDER SERVICE ALERT:
Hogback Service to Rifle will be suspended effective Saturday, April 4, 2020
Hogback bus service to Rifle will be suspended effective Saturday, April, 4, 2020. RFTA buses will continue to serve the towns of New Castle and Silt with the exisiting Phase 3 Service plan.
Limited Bus Boarding and Social Distancing measures in place
We are now limiting capacity to 9 passengers per bus. Please practice social distancing while at RFTA bus stops, stations and on the bus.
RIDER SERVICE ALERT: