April 27, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Glenwood Springs Post Independent "Downtown area eyed for central transit hub"

Any one of these options would be so much better than the old Subaru site.  With downtown, the problem will still be parking.

John Stroud:
"The working group included representatives from the city of Glenwood Springs, Amtrak, Greyhound Bus Lines, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Nine potential sites for such a facility were evaluated through the planning process. The public got a chance to rate the various site options during an open house in February.

The transit facility would be intended to serve local commuters and long-distance travelers alike, by creating a central hub where people can make connections to various modes of transportation more easily.

The project is only in the planning stages, and funding to build the facility has not yet been identified.

The proposed multimodal facility is being planned in conjunction with RFTA's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) implementation. RFTA is working to secure the former Subaru car dealership property on South Glen Avenue to serve as the primary Glenwood Springs hub for the BRT system.

But a more central transit hub is envisioned in the city of Glenwood Springs' 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan, as well as the city's confluence-area plan.

Other possible locations included three sites scattered along Wulfsohn Road and Midland Avenue west of the Glenwood Meadows development. Another site on the north side of Interstate 70 at Soccer Road and Highway 6 in West Glenwood was also evaluated....." (Read more?  Click title)

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