Veloci-RFTA http://aspenpublicradio.org en Seat Belts Could Have Prevented Major Injuries in RFTA Crash http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/seat-belts-could-have-prevented-major-injuries-rfta-crash <p>Seat belts could have prevented major injuries in October’s major bus crash near Carbondale. A Roaring Fork Transit Authority bus rolled onto its side, sending at least ten people to the hospital. Less a month later, the federal government decided to require seat belts in exactly the kind of bus that wrecked. The requirement won’t start until 2016. In the meantime, an internal investigation and county traffic court are delving into what happened the night of the accident.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:19:48 +0000 Elise Thatcher 11249 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Seat Belts Could Have Prevented Major Injuries in RFTA Crash Study: Roaring Fork Valley Bus Service Worth the Investment http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/study-roaring-fork-valley-bus-service-worth-investment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley are saving millions of dollars thanks to the local bus system. That's the conclusion of an independent assessment. It says </span>RFTA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> service reduces commute times, increases public safety and cuts down on the number of car miles traveled per year. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10139 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Study: Roaring Fork Valley Bus Service Worth the Investment