CDOT launches new website in advance of Bustang bus service to Vail
The Colorado Department of Transportation announces the launch of the new RIDEBUSTANG.COM
in anticipation of the service launch on Monday, July 13
. Bustang™ is Colorado’s first ever, state-owned and operated bus system and will connect Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Glenwood Springs to Denver.
The new website, and a mobile app which will be released before service launch, are designed to meet the Bustang rider’s on-the-go traveling needs. Most importantly, riders can now buy tickets online, by downloading the mobile app or purchasing tickets onboard.
A one-way ticket from Fort Collins to Denver is $10, Colorado Springs to Denver is $12 and from Glenwood Springs to Denver is $28 (from Vail is $17). There are also multi-trip discounts up to 25%.
“Travelers with the mobile app will be able to show their phone with the purchased ticket QR code to be able to board the bus, eliminating the need to carry around paper tickets,” said Mark Imhoff, Director of Transit and Rail. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to ride Bustang. But remember you can always walk up and buy a ticket from the driver.”
Additionally both the website and the mobile app will share real-time information on bus routes and stops, travel alerts and when the next bus is arriving. “Today’s riders expect all that information at their fingertips,” added Imhoff. “The website and the mobile app will help us improve our customer service and make sure that our riders have the information they need to have a great experience on Bustang.”
Lastly, CDOT has launched a new customer service line at 800-900-3011
for riders with questions about the service or to help travelers plan their next trip on Bustang. Riders can also get more information about Bustang, travel alerts and discounts by follow Bustang on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ridebustang
or on Twitter @ridebustang
The Bustang fleet will feature 13 buses in rotation on each respective route. Each coach is equipped with restrooms, bike racks, free WiFi, power outlets and USB ports. Coaches offer a 50-passenger capacity and are handicap accessible. The launch of Bustang helps further CDOT’s multi-modal mission and fulfills a key responsibility outlined in the 2009 FASTER legislation, which established CDOT’s Division of Transit and Rail.