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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 26, 2021-Steamboat Springs Transit (SST) will officially move to its traditional summer service for the free bus starting Monday, April 12. As summer service shifts into gear, several route modifications will be made due to the various projects occurring over the summer.
“Providing convenient and reliable transit options for our community remains top of mind for us and that requires us to be flexible,” commented Transit Manager Jonathan Flint. “Whether from the pandemic last year or the summer ahead filled with construction projects, we must adapt to ensure that transportation options remain viable and work for the majority of our citizens.”
Due to several road projects including the Steamboat Blvd/Mt Werner Road roundabout, SST will combine the Red Line and Green Line this summer for one continuous loop between west Steamboat/downtown and the mountain area. This line will provide 20-minute service throughout the day and no transfer will be required.
Additionally, a few stops previously served by those lines will not be available this year due to the construction including Ski Time Square, Burgess Creek Road, Steamboat Blvd, The Ponds, Steamboat Hotel. Fairfield Inn and the Holiday Inn. However, with these changes, SST will establish a few temporary summer stops close to some of the removed locations.
Daytime service switches to a combination of the Night Line and Night Line Condo at 7pm (toward mountain/condo) and 7:36pm (toward downtown/west Steamboat). This summer, night service comes to each stop every 1 hour and 20 minutes. Passengers must plan ahead to ensure they do not miss the less frequent night buses. The last bus to the ski area departs Stockbridge at 11pm. Buses from the west end will only travel as far as 13th Street (mountain bound) after the 11pm Stockbridge departure. The final bus to downtown leaves the Gondola Transit Center at 11:23pm.
The Yellow Line will again provide on-call service across its route and spans service from Hilltop to Colorado Mountain College and Fairview neighborhood to the high school. The Yellow Line drives into service at 7am and finishes at 6:20pm. Pickups within the Yellow Line on-call area can be requested a day in advance or on the same day; however, on-call service is on a first come, first served basis. On-call service can be arranged by calling 970.879.3717 between 8am to 5pm.
A facemask covering the nose and mouth is required and buses are currently running at 50% capacity or approximately 15 passengers. Above normal cleaning, buses continue to undergo an extensive sanitization process every night which follows Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines. In addition, paratransit vehicles are cleaned between customers and regional and local buses have drivers disinfecting high touch areas between each loop.
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 including the current schedule on the website or call 970.879.3717.
ContactJonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or emailTyler Kern, Operations Manager, 970.879.3717 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email