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RFTA: Yes

Dear Editor:

Many years ago, some individuals in Aspen were forward thinking enough to create a bus system to serve both residents and visitors at that end of our valley. That system has evolved into one of the finest, most highly recognized, small bus systems in the nation.

Later, nine jurisdictions came together to purchase the Rio Grande Rail Corridor from Glenwood Springs to Woody Creek for future transit use. When voters determined that the valley was not ready for a mass transit rail system, RFTA expanded its bus service and trail system to better serve the needs of residents and guests in our valleys from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and Rifle.

Today, RFTA, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, is expanding its service, improving its schedules, and providing more appropriate stops and park and rides.

Someday, as need dictates and communities support, RFTA will expand east and west on the I-70 corridor in support of other transit systems being studied.

Today, RFTA’s board of directors includes representatives from Pitkin and Eagle counties, and the communities of Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and New Castle. Silt residents will vote this fall to become voting members of RFTA.

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Today, RFTA needs your help and your vote to support ongoing improvements to the system.

Vote yes for RFTA. Vote yes on No. 4A throughout the valley and yes on No. 2A in Silt.

Dorothea Farris

Carbondale

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