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Posted on: May 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Light Rail and BRT Options Into Aspen to be Shared at Open House


The results of a ten-month-long study analyzing how light rail or an improved bus rapid transit (BRT) system could enhance transit service between Brush Creek and Rubey Park will be the subject of a public open house on Wednesday, May 31st from 4 to 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. 

Consultants will be on hand to walk the public through the findings of the Upper Valley Mobility Study (UVMS) which compares BRT to light rail in terms of improving mobility, reducing bus congestion in Aspen, and making travel along the 6.1 miles between Brush Creek and Rubey Park more reliable and attractive. Findings of the study also include the costs associated with improved BRT versus a light rail system crossing the Marolt Property at Aspen’s western city limit.  

The public will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the study findings and make comments at the open house event. 

The UVMS was commissioned by the Elected Officials Transportation Committee (EOTC) and conducted by Parsons, a nationally-known engineering, construction, design, and project management company.  

Contact: Ralph J. Trapani, P.E.

Program Director


Phone (970) 618-8959

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