Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

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Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) provides transit service to the Roaring Fork valley in west-central Colorado, with a main focus on the city of Aspen. The agency also serves such areas as Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, and New Castle.

History

The RFTA began operations in 1983.

Routes

Aspen city service

Maps/Schedules

  • Burlingame - free service from Burlingame Ranch to Rubey Park
  • Castle Maroon - Aspen Highlands to Rubey Park
  • Cemetery Lane - Red Buttle Lane to Rubey Park
  • Galena Shuttle - seasonal downtown circulator
  • Hunter Creek - Hunter Creek to Rubey Park

Glenwood Springs

Map/Schedule

  • Glenwood Springs North - Glenwood Springs city service from West Glenwood Mall to Roaring Fork Market Place
  • Glenwood Springs South - Glenwood Springs city service from City Market to Cardiff Glen

Intercity

  • Four Mountain Connector - seasonal intercity ski service
  • Grand Hogback - Glenwood Springs to Rifle
  • Highlands - Aspen seasonal ski shuttle
  • Mountain Valley Dial-A-Ride
  • Roaring Fork Valley - Aspen to Glennwood Springs
  • Snowmass - service between Aspen and Snowmass Village
  • Woody Creek - seasonal service between Aspen and Woody Creek

Fares

Current fares

Facilities

Aspen Maintenance Facility

  • Address: 0051 Service Center Dr., Aspen, CO 81611
  • Phone: 970-384-4965

Glenwood Springs Maintenance Facility

  • Address: 2307 Wulfsohn Rd., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
  • Phone: 970-384-4965

Rubey Park Transit Center

  • Address: 450 East Durant Ave., Aspen, CO 81611
  • Phone: 970-925-8484

Roster

Active

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
260-265 Roaring Fork Transportation Authority 260-a.jpg 2000 Neoplan USA AN435LF Cummins Allison
  • 2001 models.
  • The only AN435LF buses manufactured.
  • 261 retired in 2012 and was kept for parts until it was sold on auction as a non-runner on October 21, 2016.
271 2005 NFI-S&S DE40i Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
The only DE40i buses manufactured.
272-274 2006 NFI-S&S DE40i Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
The only DE40i buses manufactured.
277-279 2008 Optima Opus Ex. Town of Snowmass Village 477-479
281 2012 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 2011 model.
282-284 2017 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
326-328 Roaring Fork Transportation Authority 327-a.jpg 2002 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R 327 and 328 remain in service.
376-393 Roaring Fork Transportation Authority 386-a.jpg 1998 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
  • 376-378, 381, 382 and 386 remain in service.[1]
  • 390 and 392 retired in 2012 and became parts buses. They were sold on auction as non-runners on October 14, 2016.
  • 379, 380, 383-385, 387-389 and 393 retired throughout 2013 and were sold on auction on August 5, 2013.
398-399 2005 Neoplan USA AN440A Caterpillar C9
425-428 2004 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
429-430 2006 MCI D4500CT Caterpillar C12 Allison B500R6 Feature D4500CT headlights, but with D4500CL rear ends.
431 2007 MCI D4500 (CL?/CT?) Caterpillar C13 Allison B500 Ex-demo.
432-434 2009 MCI D4500CT Caterpillar C13 Allison B500 434 was totaled in an accident on October 26, 2013.[2]
435-442 2010 MCI D4500CT Caterpillar C13 Allison B500
443 2016 MCI D4500CT Replacement for 434.
444-449 2017 MCI D4500CT CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B500 [3]
531-534 2007 NFI DE40LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
535-536 2008 NFI DE40LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
541-556 2007 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL Allison B400R
601-603 Roaring Fork Transportation Authority 602-a.jpg 2005 NFI-S&S DE40i Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
The only DE40i buses manufactured.
604-613 2005 NFI D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R
614-620 Roaring Fork Transportation Authority 616-a.jpg 2006 NFI D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R
701-704,
721-732
2014 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G
  • 2013 models.
  • [4]
733-738 2014 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G 2013 models.
791 2011 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
  • 2010 model.
  • Used on the Ride Greenwood Springs service.

On Order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
285 2017 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R Unknown amount of buses.

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
100-102 1989 Stewart and Stevenson Starship S-28
231-234 1981 Neoplan USA N416-35 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Ex-Milwaukee County Transit System 3342, 3336, 3338 and 3343.
241-247 1981 Neoplan USA N416-40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Ex-Milwaukee County Transit System 3302, 3313, 3312, 3310, 3315, 3319 and 3300.
251-255 1989 Stewart and Stevenson Villager
271-275 1977 Flxible 35096-6-0 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Ex-Pitkin County Bus System 71-75.
301-305 1983 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
306-316 1984 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
317-321 1983 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 Ex-Cambria County Transit Authority 305, 312, 309, 311 and 301.
324-325 1999 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R Retired in 2012 and were sold on auction as non-runners on October 23, 2012.
330-339 1989 Stewart and Stevenson Villager II
340-343 1986 Neoplan USA AN340/3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
345 1986 Neoplan USA AN340/3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
350-353 Roaring Fork Transportation Authority 353-a.jpg 1994 Neoplan USA AN340/3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison HTB-748
  • Retired circa 2011.
  • 350 and 1 other unit were bought by Transit Sales International.[5][6]
360-375 1994 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison HTB-748
  • Retired circa 2010-2011.
  • 363 was sold on auction by the City of Glenwood Springs on February 14, 2011.
  • 365 & 369 were auctioned off circa 2011.
  • 2 known units were bought by Transit Sales International in 2012.[7]
394-397 1999 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
  • 396 retired in 2012. It was kept as a parts bus until it was sold on auction as a non-runner on October 21, 2016.
  • 394, 395 and 397 retired in 2013 and were sold on auction on August 5, 2013.
504 2005 ?/Goshen cutaway Used on the Ride Greenwood Springs service.
2001-2003 1995 Neoplan N98012 Carbon-fiber buses.

Service Vehicles

See Roaring Fork Transportation Authority service vehicles page.

External Links

References

  1. Integrated Transportation System Plan- Stage I - Efficiency and Organizational Structure Review (PDF pgs. 67-68), Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.
  2. First trial scheduled in RFTA bus crash lawsuit, The Aspen Times.
  3. 6 New MCI Coach-57 Passenger Buses on the Road!, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.
  4. RFTA takes first step to convert to 'greener' fuel, The Aspen Times. Retrieved on January 20, 2013.
  5. 40ft Neoplan Metroliner Bus for Sale, Transit Sales International.
  6. 40ft Neoplan Metroliner High Floor Bus for Sale, Transit Sales International.
  7. transitsales.com (Note, the description is for the RFTA 1994 Neoplans, but the images are of a Denver 1986 Neoplan)