Ridership on Glenwood Springs' bus system, Ride Glenwood Springs, has decreased over the past five years.
Passengers say the fare is reasonable, and that they feel safe on the bus, according to a survey, but are less satisfied with the buses' punctuality.
The City of Glenwood Springs wants to better coordinate with the larger Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) system. Nearly 60 percent of Ride Glenwood’s passengers board between downtown and Roaring Fork Marketplace, where the Walmart is. RFTA buses also travel this corridor, so one option to make Ride Glenwood more efficient is to alter or even cut buses in this area, provided RFTA can make up the difference.
Another idea is to partner with companies like Uber, Lyft and local taxi services to subsidize ride-sharing services.
City officials are holding two sessions Wednesday at the Glenwood Springs Library, where consultants will speak about all of the different alternatives, and the public is welcome to give feedback.