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Summit County Government

Posted on: April 20, 2021

Summit Stage Now Operating on Summer Schedule with Increased Capacity

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Riders can find schedule and route information on the Summit Stage website

Contact: Teddy Wilkinson, Transit Director, (970) 668-4162

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit Stage has switched over operation to its Summer bus schedule for 2021, starting on April 18, which includes extended evening service hours, and Copper route moving to hourly service. The Swan Mountain Flyer will continue to operate on Saturdays & Sundays only through May 30, before ending altogether for the season. 

A few new changes that will also go into effect with the start of Summer Schedule include:

  • Summit Stage will be extending evening bus service, with service ending between 11:30 p.m. - midnight across most routes.
  • Morning departures from Leadville to Frisco will also leave 10 minutes later at 5:30 a.m. (Instead of 5:20 a.m.) and at 7:00 a.m. (instead of 6:50 a.m.). 
  • Bike racks will be installed on all buses starting May 1, and can hold up to three bikes on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Reinstating a daily Swan Mountain Express bus that will make one morning and one afternoon roundtrip between Silverthorne and Breckenridge. This route is streamlined, only making two stops (Summit Cove and High School) and does not require passengers to transfer buses.

“We are pleased to be able to offer a morning and afternoon Swan Mountain Express bus service this summer,” said Teddy Wilkinson, Summit Stage Operations Manager. “This will provide a faster more convenient option for people to get to/from work between Silverthorne-Summit Cove-Breckenridge, without needing to transfer buses.”

In accordance with the local public health order and the new move to Level Yellow on the dial framework on April 16, several safety measures will continue on all buses to help prevent community spread of the COVID-19 disease:

  • Passenger capacity on all buses is now 75%.
  • Drivers and passengers older than three years of age will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
  • Passengers are encouraged to physically distance inside the bus, as much as is possible.

Additional information about the public transit service is available on the Summit Stage website: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/586/Transit-Summit-Stage

Updated route timetables for the Summer 2021 schedule have been posted to the Summit Stage website and are also available on the Summit Stage app where individuals can track where buses are in real time.

Summit Stage is Summit County's free public transportation system, operated by Summit County government. Summit Stage is funded through a voter-approved 0.75% countywide sales tax and provides nearly 2 million passenger trips each year.
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