Aspen transit: buses, taxis, air service |

Aspen transit: buses, taxis, air service

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Mass transit is available throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, provided by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

The bus agency, better known simply as RFTA, provides free service in Aspen, and fare service to the surrounding communities of Basalt, El Jebel, Woody Creek, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Local RFTA bus service within Aspen, to the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, and between Aspen and Snowmass Village, is free.

RFTA also provides ski shuttle service to the four Aspen Skiing Co. ski areas during the winter, as well as Maroon Bells guided bus tours in the summertime.

High Mountain Taxi is available 24 hours a day, year-round, providing

transportation throughout Aspen, Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Aspen’s only airport is Aspen-Pitkin County Airport also known as Sardy Field. The airport is an FAA Class 1 airport, and has one asphalt runway, 100 feet wide and 7,006 feet long.

Its hours of operation with FAA air traffic control is 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sardy Field is Colorado’s third busiest airport. The airport has a large

general aviation section, which can accommodate the many corporate airplanes and private jets that crowd the airport during the busy holiday seasons. The F.B.O., or fixed-base operator, which operates the General Aviation section, is Atlantic Aviation. The airport also has three regular commercial air carriers: United Airlines, Delta Airlines and Frontier.

Passenger services inside the terminal building include full service

restaurant and bar; courtesy phones; rest room facilities; gift shop; public telephones; vending machines; newspaper racks; lockers; airport administration offices; various ground transportation providers and five rental car agencies.