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.
RFTA Phase 4 Service Plan includes:
BRT service will be reintroduced at 20 min headways starting at 4:34 a.m. up valley and 6:15 a.m. down valley and ending at 4:37 p.m. up valley and 6:18 p.m. down valley.
Local Valley buses will have extended service hours until 10:00 p.m. up valley and 12:15 a.m. down valley. Buses will have half hour frequency between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. up valley and 6:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. down valley.
Hogback service will have two additional morning trips from Rifle and one additional trip to New Castle from Glenwood Springs midday.
Ride Glenwood service will resume the normal schedule and service hours.
Service to Snowmass Village from Brush Creek Park & Ride will have half hour service from 6:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. then once an hour until 12:30 a.m.
No change to City of Aspen services
RFTA will continue to limit bus capacity. RFTA urges employers to offer flexible work scheduling options whenever possible for their employees. This will also help to spread out rush hour passenger demand and minimize crowding on buses with restricted capacities.
RFTA will continue to operate paratransit services. If you are an individual in Glenwood Springs, Aspen or Carbondale with a disability and want to discuss your travel options due to the absence of service, please contact RFTA at 970-945-9117.
All RFTA passengers are required to wear face coverings for the foreseeable future when using RFTA services. Scarves, bandannas, buffs or other non-medical coverings are acceptable. As well, all passengers must load buses through the rear door, unless needing wheel chair ramp assistance.
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