David Holloway was driving the dial-a-ride bus in Aspen one afternoon in late June. He’s driven for RFTA for four-and-a-half years, but isn’t a union member. He admitted he has benefitted from the union, but thinks he could have gotten at least some of it on his own.
At their meeting last week, the board of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) heard from consultants about the appetite the Roaring Fork Valley has for a property tax to help the authority expand.
The union representing the drivers of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) has negotiated a new three-year contract for its drivers. It goes to the board Thursday, and, if approved, will be effective beginning in 2019.
This week, voters approved a tax increase to help fund Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel. The City of Aspen said it's close to reaching settlement agreements with some of the groups who oppose its work to retain rights to build reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks. And Basalt Town Council is anticipating the same housing issues that Aspen now dealing with.
WE-Cycle, the bikeshare program in Aspen and Basalt, wrapped up its fifth year on Dec. 18. Nearly all 40,000 rides taken in 2017 were by 1,500 passholders, the majority of who don’t live in Aspen and use WE-Cycle to avoid traffic.