Letter: Sacrificing the worker bees

The front-page story “Aspen bus system goes on steroids to answer X Games call” in The Aspen Times on Jan. 31 was a fascinating read.

Just the day before, Saturday, the regularly scheduled local downvalley direct bus leaving the Snowmass Mall at 4:45 p.m. was nonexistent, with only the rapid-transit bus available. That bus does not make local stops on Highway 82, requiring someone living at Holland Hills to ride to Basalt and then take a local bus from Basalt back upvalley to Holland Hills. So while the X Games crowd enjoyed great bus transportation, Snowmass Village worker bees did not. Shouldn’t the regular valley ridership be at least as important as X Games viewers? Not all that well-done, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority!

Carmen Riley

Holland Hills