Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

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RFTA New Flyer DE40I #602 operates on Route 11.
Founded 1983
Headquarters 0766 Industry Way, Carbondale
Service type bus service, paratransit
Fleet 82 transit buses
10 shuttle vans
Fuel type biodiesel, compressed natural gas

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority was established in 1983, and is operated by a Rural Transportation Authority. RFTA provides bus service to Aspen, Snowmass Village, Pitkin County, Basalt, a portion of Eagle County, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and their newest member New Castle. Regularly scheduled service reaches as far as Rifle.


RFTA currently operates a fleet of 82 vehicles and in 2006 it carried more than four million passengers. RFTA uses Biodiesel fuel in all of its fleet of diesel power vehicles including its hybrid buses.


RFTA's Bus Rapid Transit project has offered express service throughout the Roaring Fork Valley since September 3, 2013. Ridership rose 27.6% year over year with the new system.[1] These buses will operate on CNG from the Glenwood Springs garage.

The name is a pun on velociraptor and the logo is a green Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Route list[edit]

  • Burlingame- free Aspen city service from Burlingame Ranch to Rubey Park
  • Castle Maroon- Aspen city service from Aspen Highlands to Rubey Park
  • Cemetery Lane- Aspen city service from Red Buttle Lane to Rubey Park
  • Four Mountain Connector- seasonal intercity ski service
  • Galena Shuttle- seasonal Aspen downtown circulator
  • Grand Hogback- intercity service from Glenwood Springs to Rifle
  • Highlands- Aspen seasonal ski shuttle
  • Hunter Creek- Aspen city service from Hunter Creek to Rubey Park
  • Ride Glenwood - free Gleenwood Springs city service circulating throughout Glenwood, from the West Glenwood Mall to Glenwood Meadows Shopping Center to downtown to Roaring Fork Market Place.
  • Roaring Fork Valley - intercity service from Aspen to Glenwood Springs
  • Snowmass- service between Aspen and Snowmass Village
  • Woody Creek- seasonal service between Aspen and Woody Creek


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