Comments sought on proposed bus route

An online survey will remain open through Oct. 31 to gather public comments on proposed bus service between Grand Junction and Telluride.

The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to offer Bustang Outrider service between Grand Junction and Telluride starting in the summer.

The agency also has proposed three routes to begin in 2021 between Craig and Denver, Trinidad and Pueblo and Sterling and Greeley.

Virtual public meetings were held in July and August to hear comments on all four routes. The online survey is designed to complement the virtual meetings.

“We want to hear directly from those who plan to use these routes to make sure we’re providing the best service possible and helping to improve transportation connections across the state,” said David Krutsinger, director of the Colorado Department of Transportation Division of Transit and Rail.

“The feedback we receive will give us the vital information we need to plan these routes in a way that meets the needs of our rural communities,” Krutsinger said.

The survey is available by visiting the website at

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Telluride-GJ.