Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA)

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

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) Board of Directors meets Thursday. Among the topics they will discuss is a contract with the federal government.

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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.

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bought into a solar array last year, but the forecast doesn’t look so bright.

Today marks the start of the fall schedule for the Roaring Fork Valley Transportation Authority. This means that local valley bus services will reduce in frequency and will not run as late at night and on weekends.

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  Buses to the Maroon Bells will be up and running Saturday for the summer season, but tickets and parking will be more expensive.

Elise Thatcher

  Eighty WE-cycle bikes are now at stations across Basalt and Willits. The Aspen-based bike sharing program rolled out the expansion over the past week.

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This morning’s delays should be no more than 20 minutes as crews set up head-to-head traffic lanes around the circle. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recommends drivers take a detour via Mclain Flats and Cemetery Lane, unless travelers need to get to Maroon Creek or Castle Creek roads.

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 There will be 23 new bike stations between Basalt and El Jebel this season. Some station locations have been determined but residents can still weigh in about where all the docks will be placed.

 Seasonal transportation changes are coming  - the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority limits service beginning today and the public can weigh in on a hike in summer parking fees.

Elise Thatcher

A big snowstorm hit during the X Games this winter, making it hard to get around on the event’s biggest day. But as Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority still saw record ridership that weekend.

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Government leaders from the Roaring Fork Valley are meeting with top state officials in Glenwood Springs today to speak about the future of transportation in the region.

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The final step of contract negotiations between the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and its bus drivers is set for approval this week.

Six new RFTA buses will comply with federal safety standards that could have helped passengers in a Highway 82 rollover crash.

  A second trial will most likely not be needed to determine compensation for nine passengers injured on a 2013 Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus crash.

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Following successful contract negotiations with the bus drivers’ union, the RFTA board passed its 2016 budget yesterday.

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On Tuesday lawyers gave their opening statements in the trail for a 2013 Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus crash.

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Negotiations begin today between the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority management and the union of drivers seeking higher wages.

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