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Posted on: December 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Steamboat Springs Transit Carries One Millionth Passenger

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-December 16, 2019-Getting our family to events on time takes a ton of work and planning; however, when you move more than million passengers a year like Steamboat Springs Transit (SST), it also takes a great staff, dedicated drivers and a fleet of buses that can operate in all conditions. This past week, SST carried its one millionth passenger in 2019.

“This is a major milestone all of us at SST take great pride in,” said Transit Manager Jonathan Flint. “We operate one of the most efficient rural transportation systems in the state and want to thank everyone who has taken advantage of the free bus and regional system this year.”

During the day on Thursday, December 12, SST carried its one millionth passenger for the 2019 calendar year. This marks the 13th consecutive year that SST has surpassed this major milestone. SST anticipates carrying another 100,000 passengers during the remainder of December and over the winter, between 600,000 to 700,000 passengers will take advantage of SST service.

“With winter flights landing and the holidays on the horizon, we’re moving into overdrive and won’t have a lot of time to savor this accomplishment,” continued Flint. “The holiday season is one of our busier times and is immediately followed in the New Year by WinterWonderGrass, which set our record single day. So, we’re focused on delivering an exceptional experience as we close out the year and head into 2020.”

Winter Operations provides convenient options across eight routes serving Steamboat Springs and mountain village from early December to mid-April every ten minutes. The Regional System recently expanded to three daily departures and a new reverse direction line running between Steamboat Springs and Craig.

In addition, SST operates night service which allows your dining appetite to run wild. With more than 100 bars and restaurants in Steamboat Springs, SST combines the right ingredients for a successful dining experience and night on the town. So, sit back, relax, and leave the driving to SST, because reservations are never required. 

Use the latest in technology and never miss the bus. Learn when the next bus is due to arrive and see buses in real-time with RouteShout; plan your trip and see the fastest options for your journey with google maps; or visit your one-stop location for everything related to SST on our website or call 970.879.3717.

SST logs more than 620,000 annual road miles from a pool of 40 full-time and seasonal drivers. SST utilizes 15 transit buses, four regional buses and one curb-to-curb paratransit shuttle to provide service to residents and guests.


Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Tyler Kern, Operations Manager, 970.879.3717 or email

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