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Alternative transportation case study the maroon bells of colorado

Alternative Transportation Case Study: The Maroon Bells of Colorado


Maroon bells shuttle service

Maroon Bells Shuttle Service

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


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Maroon Bells Shuttle Service

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


Needs and benefits

Needs and Benefits

  • 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

  • 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

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


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Infrastructure Improvements

  • Resurfacing of existing 7 mile road and new entrance station


Infrastructure improvements2

Infrastructure Improvements

  • Construction of an interpretive wilderness trailhead and amphitheater


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Infrastructure Improvements

  • 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

  • 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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