Phase 2 RFTA Service Reductions, Effective Monday, March 23 in response to COVID-19

RFTA’s Pandemic Task Force is continuing to work nonstop to support our region during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. RFTA plans to continue operating at a reduced level of service for those in need of its essential service.

Due to reductions in ridership, staffing constraints system wide, as well as the need for maintenance staff to proactively disinfect buses throughout each day, RFTA is taking steps to reduce service on all routes beginning Monday, March 23. These reductions are in addition to those instituted on March 16 and are intended to help protect RFTA’s passengers and frontline employees, while maintaining vital transit services for those who rely on them.

RFTA is enacting its Phase 2 service reductions, Effective Monday, March 23, which will affect all routes and services.  Service reductions include:


Valley Services
  • Local Valley
    • Service will remain at half hour intervals throughout the day. Service will be cut to every hour at 4:08 pm going Upvalley, and be cut to every hour going Downvalley at 8:15 pm.
    • The last Local Upvalley bus will be 9:00 pm out of the West Glenwood Park & Ride and the last Local Downvalley will be at 11:15 pm out of Rubey Park in Aspen.
  • BRT
    • Service will be reduced to every 20 minutes during peak hours. Frequency will be further reduced during non-peak hours.
    • Service ends with the 10:47 pm BRT Glenwood from Rubey Park headed Downvalley.
  • Express service will be curtailed.
  • All Snowmass direct buses to and from the Snowmass Mall will cease operation.
  • The Woody Creek Shuttle will be discontinued.
  • Carbondale Circulator will continue to operate.

Ride Glenwood
  • Ride Glenwood will cease operation.

Aspen Free Shuttles
  • The Cross Town Shuttle will cease operation.
  • All remaining Aspen routes will  offer reduced evening hours:
    • Castle Maroon, Cemetery Lane and Hunter Creek: last Rubey Park departure at 11:00pm.
    • Mountain Valley: last Rubey Park departure at 11:15pm.
    • Burlingame: last Rubey Park departure at 11:20pm.

Route Name & Page Link

PDF Schedule

Currently Running

4 Mountain Connector  Service reductionsView Webpage for Service ReductionsOperating limited Service at this time
Carbondale CirculatorPDF Schedule Download7 Days a Week
City of Aspen Routes Service reductionsView Webpage for Service Reductions7 Days a Week with Reduced Service & Hours
Hogback – Rifle  Service reductionsPDF Schedule Download (Revised Schedule)7 Days a Week with Service Reductions
Maroon BellsOut of service until June 6, 2020Out of service until June 6, 2020
Ride Glenwood Springs Discontinued effective 03/23/2020Service discontinued effective 03/23/2020Service discontinued effective 03/23/2020
Roaring Fork Valley – Local  Service reductionsPDF Schedule Download (Revised Schedule)7 Days a Week with Service Reductions
Snowmass Village  Service reductionsPDF Schedule Download (Revised Schedule)7 Days a Week with Service Reductions
VelociRFTA BRT Service ReductionsPDF Schedule Download (Revised Schedule)7 Days a Week with Service Reductions
Woody Creek Discontinued effective 03/23/2020Service discontinued effective 03/23/2020Service discontinued effective 03/23/2020

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.

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. RFTA advises passengers to visit www.rfta.com to view its modified schedules and to keep up to date with up-coming schedule changes.

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