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Chaffee Shuttle is seeking public input on potential transit mobility solutions all across Chaffee County on Thursday, March 10. Residents can provide feedback on potential alternatives, learn more about the project, and subscribe to the project email list at

“When the County adopted its Comprehensive Plan, issues were raised about how to provide more transit in the County, not just to move people from place to place, but also from the perspective of sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint,” said Hank Martin, Chaffee Shuttle Executive Director.

County residents are invited to join the Chaffee Shuttle and its consultant team, FHU, at one of the in-person pop-up events on Thursday, March 10 at the following locations:

Town/City: Poncha Springs

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

LaGree’s True Value – 10100 US-50, Poncha Springs, CO 81242

Town/City: Salida

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Walmart – 7865 US-50, Salida, CO 81201

Town/City: Buena Vista

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

City Market – 438 US-24, Buena Vista, CO 81211

Everyone is being encouraged to review the potential alternatives and to rank their top five choices to improve transit/mobility in Chaffee County. The potential alternatives are available for review and comment both online at and at planned in-person, pop-up events scheduled throughout Chaffee County on Thursday, March 10. Feedback received will help the Chaffee Shuttle determine the alternatives most important to the people of Chaffee County and support the development of an implementation plan.

If you are unable to attend a pop-up event, please share your input at through March 30.


In 2021, The Chaffee Shuttle received funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to conduct a transit planning study for the region, including Chaffee County and its neighboring communities. This study is working to identify existing transit challenges and opportunities, by seeking input from community members and stakeholders about how to improve access to transit, and then develop a plan to meet the transit needs of all community members, including employers and employees, seniors, kids, tourists–everyone in the County.

The Chaffee Shuttle has spent the past several months speaking with stakeholders and community groups to understand how transit could be improved in the County. The project team has taken what they heard and developed a series of potential alternatives for different corridors, towns, and cities in the Valley and they are now seeking citizen and community input!

“This is the most important part of the study,” said Martin. “We want people to tell us what transit services they want and need. I’m really hoping for good responses to the survey and at the pop-up events.”