Expanded route in area’s future?

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Expanded route in area’s future?

Program seeking grant for Road Runner bus service to Grand Junction
Riders board a Road Runner Transit bus for Ignacio at the Durango Transit Center. Road Runner is looking into the feasibility of offering service to Grand Junction, which many social-service providers say would be especially helpful to La Plata County residents who are struggling financially.
Ignacio resident Bobbie Walker, right, uses Road Runner Transit several times a week to attend classes at Southwest Colorado Community College. “It’s a lot cheaper than buying gas,” she said. Walker shows her pass to driver Brad Knapp at the Durango Transit Center.
Ian Twiss of Durango takes a Road Runner Transit bus to his job at the Sun Ute Community Center in Ignacio several times a week.
Ridership rises

Here’s a look at some of Road Runner Transit’s rider numbers for first quarter, January through March, of the last two years:
Ignacio Dial-A-Ride service:
2011: 56
2012: 1,677
Ignacio-Durango commuter route:
2011: 949
2012: 1,888
Bayfield-Durango commuter route:
2011: 733
2012: 939

Expanded route in area’s future?

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Riders board a Road Runner Transit bus for Ignacio at the Durango Transit Center. Road Runner is looking into the feasibility of offering service to Grand Junction, which many social-service providers say would be especially helpful to La Plata County residents who are struggling financially.
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Ignacio resident Bobbie Walker, right, uses Road Runner Transit several times a week to attend classes at Southwest Colorado Community College. “It’s a lot cheaper than buying gas,” she said. Walker shows her pass to driver Brad Knapp at the Durango Transit Center.
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Ian Twiss of Durango takes a Road Runner Transit bus to his job at the Sun Ute Community Center in Ignacio several times a week.
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