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RIDER ALERT: For the safety of other passengers and your bus driver, please DO NOT USE RFTA SERVICES if you’re experiencing respiratory illness (fever, cough, and shortness of breath).

RIDER ALERT: All passengers riding RFTA are required to have a face covering at all times. Scarves, bandannas, buffs or other non-medical coverings are acceptable.

RIDER ALERT: If you have a medical condition and cannot wear a mask to ride RFTA, call the Aspen to Parachute community hotline at (970) 429-6186 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RIDE.RFTA/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RFTA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ride_rfta

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:
https://pitkincounty.com/coronavirus
Subscribe to Pitkin Alert for text message updates. Text the number 888 777 and write CVIRUS in the message.

Garfield County Public Health:
https://www.garfield-county.com/public-health/novel-coronavirus/

Eagle County Public Health:
https://www.eaglecounty.us/publichealth/

Center for Disease Control:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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.

UPDATE 11/23/2020

SERVICE ALERT:

Winter service schedules are in effect starting November 23.

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UPDATE 9/8/2020

RIDER ALERT:

We’re protecting each other. RFTA has earned the Heath & Safety Commitment seal.

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UPDATE 9/1/2020

RIDER ALERT:

Take advantage of off peak travel times! Riding during non-peak hours allows for less crowded buses and more social distancing.

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UPDATE 7/18/2020

RIDER ALERT:

Starting August 1, riders will board through the front doors and be required to pay a cashless fare.

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UPDATE 7/17/2020

RIDER ALERT:

By Colorado Executive Order, effective at midnight July 16th, 2020, masks or face coverings that cover both the nose and mouth are required by law.

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UPDATE 5/21/2020

RIDER ALERT:

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.
UPDATE 3/12/2020

RIDER ALERT

FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHER PASSENGERS AND YOUR BUS DRIVER, PLEASE DO NOT USE RFTA SERVICES IF YOU’RE EXPERIENCING RESPIRATORY ILLNESS (FEVER, COUGH, AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH).
PREVIOUS UPDATES

UPDATE 6/23/2020

SERVICE ALERT:
Effective Sunday, June 28, RFTA will launch Phase 5 service plan, which affects the following routes: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Local, Hogback, Snowmass Village, Maroon Bells Shuttle and City of Aspen Free Shuttles

Phase 5 regional commuter service schedules will have approximately a 50% increase in the number of daily bus trips compared to Phase 4. The additional capacity that Phase 5 will provide should help to spread the demand throughout the day and enable RFTA to manage its limited number of backup buses more efficiently.

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UPDATE 5/6/2020

SERVICE ALERT:
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.

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UPDATE 4/27/2020

SERVICE ALERT:
Service to Rifle will be restored on Wednesday, April 29.

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UPDATE 4/27/2020

SERVICE ALERT:
Service to Rifle will be restored on Wednesday, April 29.

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UPDATE 4/18/2020

Pitkin County Commissioner and RFTA Board member George Newman talks about how RFTA is keeping busses rolling during the COVID-19 shutdown. 


UPDATE 4/9/2020

RIDER ALERT:
ALL PASSENGERS RIDING RFTA ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 13

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UPDATE 4/3/2020

RIDER ALERT:
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.
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UPDATE 4/3/2020

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.
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UPDATE 4/3/2020

RIDER ALERT:
All RFTA public restrooms are closed to the public until further notice

All RFTA public restrooms throughout the valley, along with Rubey Park Transit Center restrooms are closed to the public until further notice.

UPDATE 3/30/2020

RIDER ALERT:
Please load buses through the rear door and bus fares are temporarily suspended

To limit interaction with bus operators, please load all buses through the rear door. Exceptions will be made for passengers needing the wheelchair ramp. Also, bus fares are temporarily suspended and will not be collected at this time.

UPDATE 3/27/2020

RIDER SERVICE ALERT:
Phase 3 Service Reductions Effective Monday, March 30, 2020

Phase 3 Service Reductions will continue regional transit services at a bare minimum for essential valley workers. These are in additional to previous service reductions.
Click here to view the Phase 3 Service Reductions

UPDATE 3/14/2020

RIDER ALERT #2: Rubey Park Transit Center lobby is closed for the health and safety of the public.
Please Note:
– RFTA buses are still in operation
– The Rubey Park Restrooms are closed

UPDATE 3/12/2020

FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHER PASSENGERS AND YOUR BUS DRIVER, PLEASE DO NOT USE RFTA SERVICES IF YOU’RE EXPERIENCING RESPIRATORY ILLNESS (FEVER, COUGH, AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH).

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