The Chaffee Shuttle is continuing to offer FREE rides! The Zero Fare Campaign that started this summer has been extended for the foreseeable future.
As part of Colorado’s Zero Fare We’ll Get You There Initiative, The Chaffee Shuttle has expanded its services and is encouraging residents and visitors to ride transit to help keep Colorado’s air clean during the summer months when air pollution is at its highest. The effort is a collaborative, statewide initiative designed to reduce ground-level ozone by increasing the use of transit.
The Chaffee Shuttle will join the effort to promote statewide public transit. This is made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 22-180, the Ozone Season Transit Grant Program in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office.
Expanded services include extended hours for on-demand, door-to-door service; a new Monday route between Howard and Salida; and extended hours for the bus route between Buena Vista and Salida on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The Chaffee Shuttle will expand service between Buena Vista and Salida to five days a week, Monday through Friday, ideal for commuter travel.
For a full schedule and pick up locations, visit ChaffeeShuttle.com.
The Chaffee Shuttle, which is FREE year-round, is designed to increase mobility options for residents and visitors in Chaffee County. By joining the statewide Zero Fare campaign this summer, The Chaffee Shuttle hopes to entice new riders to experience cost savings, stress reduction, a safer ride and increased productivity while helping get cars off the road and improving Colorado’s air quality.
“The Zero Fare We’ll Get You There initiative is a great fit for The Chaffee Shuttle as it includes grant funding to expand the number of free routes we offer as well as how frequently we can service our community,” stated Kate Garwood, Chair, The Chaffee Shuttle Board of Directors.
Approximately 85% of the greenhouse gas emissions that come from transportation are due to day-to-day commutes. By leaving the car at home, a person can save up to 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions every day, depending on the length of the trip. 1
About The Chaffee Shuttle
The Chaffee Shuttle is a nonprofit shared ride and public transit service that is free for everyone all year long with both fixed routes and door-to-door services. It provides transportation for medical appointments, work, shopping, and social activities throughout Chaffee County. The Chaffee Shuttle also links to transportation services going to Alamosa, Pueblo, Crested Butte, and Denver with the Bustang Outrider.