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  • Phone: 970-328-3520
    Fax: 970-328-3539

    ECO Transit
    P.O. Box 1070
    3289 Cooley Mesa Road
    Gypsum, CO 81637-1070 

    eco@eaglecounty.us  

     


ECO Transit to transition to summer schedule; encourages community to “Try Transit”

Contact: Jeff Wetzel, Operations Manager, at 970-328-3557 or jeff.wetzel@eaglecounty.us.

April 2, 2015 – ECO Transit will transition to its summer schedule beginning April 5. The schedule will be in effect until Nov. 28. Changes to the summer schedule include:

  • Half hourly service on Highway 6 routes all day between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • The new Highway 6 route will eliminate the alternating trips between Highway 6 at Riverwalk and Miller Ranch Road at Freedom Park. ECO will now service both areas on every loop, both east and westbound.
  • A new stop at Freedom Park will be utilized as a transfer site to connect with other routes, providing consistent service throughout the day.  ECO will not be utilizing the Colorado Mountain College or Miller Ranch Community Center bus stops, to allow for doubled frequency at Riverwalk and Freedom Park. 

Summer schedule information can be obtained from ECO Transit bus operators, from the information booth at the Vail Transportation Center, by calling the ECO Transit Dispatch Center at 970-328-3520 extension 1, or online at www.eaglecounty.us/transit.

April is National County Government Month and the theme is “Counties Moving America Forward: The Keys are Transportation and Infrastructure.” Eagle County is encouraging all residents to “Try Transit” in April by taking a ride on an ECO Transit bus. In support of Environmental Health Week and Eagle County’s Actively Green 15 x ‘15 policy, ECO Transit will offer 15 percent off daily ride passes from April 20 - 24. Eligible passes are available for purchase at the Maintenance Service Center in Gypsum or the Vail Transportation Center in Vail. Some restrictions apply. For details, visit www.eaglecounty.us/transit or call 970-328-3520.

In addition, April 9 is Stand up for Transportation Day, a national advocacy day to draw attention to the importance of infrastructure investment. ECO Transit is working with Colorado Association of State Transit Agencies to get congress to pass a multi-year bill that provides dedicated federal funding for transportation.

According to ECO Transit Director Kelley Collier, the majority of ECO Transit's fleet is 70 to 80 percent funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). “FTA funding is critical to building ECO Transit's transportation infrastructure. It is being used to help fund continual bus replacement and a new transfer center at Avon Station,” said Collier.

Through collaboration with towns and other local entities, upcoming infrastructure projects include new bus shelters in Eagle, Edwards and Avon. To learn more about Stand Up for Transportation day and how to get involved, visit www.standup4transportation.org.