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Bustang® Set to Connect Idaho Springs to I-70 Mountain Route

January 9, 2016 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1, Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin connecting residents of Clear Creek County when Bustang® introduces daily service to Idaho Springs on all of its Interstate 70 West Line routes on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. 

Bustang’s new stop will be located at 13th Avenue and Idaho Street: Westbound at the Park-n-Ride bus shelter on the southwest corner of 13th Avenue and Idaho Street; eastbound along the curb on the northeast side of 13th Avenue, north of Idaho Street.

The new stop is part of Bustang’s daily fixed route service between Denver, Vail and Glenwood Springs, and links passengers with Clear Creek County Transit’s new “Prospector” bus. The Prospector operates on a fixed route schedule with deviated stops serving Georgetown, Empire, Dumont and Idaho Springs.

“From the start, our intent has been that each Bustang touch point act as a connector for travelers between transportation centers or transit systems,” said CDOT Director of Transit and Rail Mark Imhoff.  “By pairing with the new Clear Creek County Transit service, we can offer passengers more options for getting to, from, and around Clear Creek County.”

Clear Creek County Commissioner Tim Mauck welcomes the addition of the Bustang stop in Idaho Springs. “With the Prospector up and running, and now the addition of the Bustang stop, CDOT and the County are continuing to improve mobility along the I-70 mountain corridor and for the folks that visit Clear Creek County or call it home,” said Mauck. Passengers needing service at locations beyond scheduled stops can also make arrangements through a demand-response reservation system operated by Seniors’ Resource.

“Connecting Colorado, it’s key to what we do,” added CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt. “The ability to link the state’s residents to transportation alternatives helps fulfill our multi-modal mission of providing more travel choices for longer-distance commuters on Colorado’s major corridors.”

New West Line Schedule: Glenwood Springs – Vail – Denver

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The stop at 13th Avenue and Idaho Street is temporary until summer 2017 when CDOT will pave bus stop pull offs on each I-70 ramp at Exit 240 (Colorado Highway 103/Mount Evans interchange).

Bustang’s climate controlled coaches are wheelchair accessible, and equipped with WiFi, USB outlets and bathrooms. Tickets available at www.ridebustang.com and through the free Bustang app, available for iPhones and Android phones. For more information and a closer look at this new era of transportation, please visit www.ridebustang.com.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY

Experiential ride-along: For complimentary Bustang ride, please contact Bob Wilson, [email protected]

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