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Garfield County Commissioners met with members of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) on Tuesday to discuss a bus service to Parachute and Battlement Mesa.


At their meeting Thursday morning, the board of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will vote on a resolution, which would ban alcohol consumption on buses.


The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is thinking of asking voters for a new property tax this November.


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.

The Grand Avenue Bridge is open, and the detour is over, but buses have kept to their bridge-closure-schedule the past few weeks. That changes this week.

At its board meeting last week, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) discussed how it’s going to keep paying for itself.

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Thousands gathered on the freshly striped deck of the new Grand Avenue Bridge on Monday evening for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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The Rio Grande ARTway project in Carbondale has been years in the making. This fall, design on the first of three parks along the trail has begun with the Latino Folk Art Garden.

Curated: Oct. 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

This week on Curated is all about change makers. The valley's Latino community leaves their mark for generations to come, through art. A woman who grew up in the Taliban has created the only boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Also, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner reflects on his legacy.

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Electric bikes have cruised to popularity, and local governments are scrambling to keep up. Changes in state laws have left a patchwork of policies, and e-bikers aren’t always sure where they can ride. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy took to the trails to check out the new technology and brings us this report.


A bus route between Parachute and Glenwood Springs is more popular than ever. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) dramatically increased its Hogback route for the Grand Avenue Bridge closure.


Since the Grand Avenue Bridge closed on Aug. 14, we’ve been told to ride the bus, but how many of us have? The Roaring Fork Transportation Agency (RFTA) released numbers recently to help give us an answer.

Construction crews and others can now park their vehicles overnight at the Brush Creek and Highway 82 Intercept Lot. This is to help ease congestion in Glenwood Springs during the Grand Avenue Bridge construction.

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On Thursday, the board of directors for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) met to decide on the future of e-bikes on the Rio Grande Trail, the 42-mile trail stretching from Glenwood Springs to Aspen.

Courtesy of RFTA

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) reverts to its full bus schedule on Saturday. Local and express busses will run the Highway 82 corridor more frequently and express returns to weekends service.

Courtesy of Brett Meredith/RFTA

Beginner mountain bikers will soon have a new place to play, but first the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) needs help building it.

The two men who are suspected of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint last week in Carbondale have safely been taken into custody.

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A busload of elected officials took a spin around Aspen to check out new transit technology on Tuesday.

Glenwood Springs will pay a consulting firm, IBI Group, $50,000 to find ways improve Ride Glenwood, which doesn’t have enough riders and is too expensive to operate.

Courtesy of RFTA

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) has six new buses running on natural gas, and local commuters could continue to see more environmentally-friendly options on the roads.