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Maroon bells shuttle service
Maroon Bells Shuttle Service Colorado

  • Established in 1979, partnership with the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) and the USDA Forest Service


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Maroon Bells Shuttle Service Colorado

  • Provides public transportation to the Colorado scenic landmark of Maroon Bells from the City of Aspen


Needs and benefits
Needs and Benefits Colorado

  • Over 250,000 visitors in a limited 5 month summer/fall season that eliminates tremendous volumes of vehicular traffic during peak hours of operations


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Needs and Benefits Colorado

  • Provides improved environmental concerns of air, water and wildlife quality issues

  • Greatly reduces vehicle conflicts with recreational users (i.e. bicycle, roller blading, in-line skiing,)


Infrastructure improvements
Infrastructure Improvements Colorado

  • Construction of new visitor contact station, bus shelter, and restroom facilities


Infrastructure improvements1
Infrastructure Improvements Colorado

  • Resurfacing of existing 7 mile road and new entrance station


Infrastructure improvements2
Infrastructure Improvements Colorado

  • Construction of an interpretive wilderness trailhead and amphitheater


Infrastructure improvements3
Infrastructure Improvements Colorado

  • Interpretive transit station, partnership with local elementary school art department, interpretive association, ski company, RFTA and USFS


Alternative transportation in parks and public lands program
Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands Program Colorado

  • Federal funding through SAFETEA-LU assist with infrastructure and system improvements.

  • Available to federal, state and local land management agencies (i.e. NPS, USFS, BLM, USFWS, DOT)

  • Grants and agreement categories are evaluated in two areas:

    • Planning

    • Implementation


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