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RFTA Cuts Services Even Further Starting Monday

Mar 20, 2020

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The Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) is reducing its service even further starting Monday due to the coronavirus health crisis. 

RFTA says it is making the adjustment due to fewer riders, staffing constraints and the need to disinfect buses throughout each day. 

Glenwood Springs or Aspen residents with a disability who need to discuss travel options due to the absence of service should contact RFTA at 970-945-9117.

Service reductions:


·        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:

o   Castle Maroon, Cemetery Lane and Hunter Creek: last Rubey Park departure at 11:00pm.

o   Mountain Valley: last Rubey Park departure at 11:15pm.

o   Burlingame: last Rubey Park departure at 11:20pm.