Effective Sunday, June 28, RFTA will launch Phase 5 service plan, which affects the following routes: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Local Valley, Hogback, Snowmass Village, Maroon Bells Shuttle and City of Aspen Free Shuttles.
Phase 5 service schedules will have approximately a 50% increase in service levels.
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RFTA Phase 5 Service Plan will include:
BRT service will increase hours of operation and have more frequent headways. Up valley service will operate from 4:34 a.m. to 6:43 p.m. Down valley service will operate from 5:55 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.
Local Valley buses will continue to run with the last bus at 10:00 p.m. up valley and 12:15 a.m. down valley. Buses will have half hour frequency between 4:00 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 trips from Rifle and one additional trip to Rifle in the morning. Two additional trips have been added to Rifle along with one additional trip from Rifle in the evening.
Ride Glenwood schedules will remain the same.
Half hour service to and from Snowmass Village will run later into the evening to connect with expanded Local Valley service.
City of Aspen routes will increase hours. Riders can expect service from approximately 6:30am-12:00am. The Cross Town Shuttle will also return on June 28; riders should expect a modified route due to the need to operate with a larger bus for the time being.
Maroon Bells shuttles will start on June 28 by reservation only. The shuttle reservation window is currently open for June 28 through the end of July. Reservations can be made at aspenchamber.org/maroon-bells.
RFTA will continue to limit bus capacity. Passengers will still need to get on and off buses using the rear door, if the bus only has one door the front door will be used.
All passengers, except for children 2 years of age or younger, are required to wear face coverings that cover their noses and mouths when riding on RFTA services. 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.
RFTA continues 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, please contact RFTA at 970-945-9117.
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