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Seasonal changes starting for Aspen shuttles, parking

Staff report

The city of Aspen will transition to its winter transit schedule starting Thursday, officials announced Monday.

Aspen free shuttle routes return to high-season schedule with extended hours, and the Cross Town and Galena Street shuttles return for the winter. The Galena Street shuttle will operate on a new route, picking up outside the Rio Grande parking garage.

The Highlands direct route will be Dec. 9 with continuous departures from Rubey Park and Aspen Highlands Village from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (after that departures are two times per hour).

Parking changes start Dec. 1 with winter parking rates in the core, and paid parking on Saturdays resumes Dec. 2. Also, there is no parking in the downtown core from 3 to 7 a.m. daily for snow removal.

Carpools of two or more adults may pick up a free carpool parking permit at the airport parking kiosk on weekdays between 6 and 11 a.m.  Go to http://www.commuterconnect.net for help with locating carpool partners.

Punch passes and monthly passes are available for covered parking at the Rio Grande Parking Plaza. 

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Call 970-925-8484 for bus route and schedule information.