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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Summit Stage Buses Now Operating at 100% Passenger Capacity on Summer Schedule

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Passengers Required to Wear Face Masks in Accordance with Federal Law

Contact: Chris Lubbers, Summit County Transit Director, 970-668-4161

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit Stage buses are now operating at 100% passenger capacity. Masks (covering the nose and mouth) are required to be worn at all times inside of buses and at transit stations (passengers under age 2 are exempt). This is in accordance with the TSA's security directive which extended the mask mandate on all public transportation including planes, buses, and trains through September 13, 2021. The directive also applies to airports, bus terminals and train stations. Summit Stage continues to encourage passengers to practice physical distancing whenever possible.

“We are delighted to provide 100% capacity on all of our buses and hope that everyone will consider using the many, convenient transit options available in Summit County,” said Chris Lubbers, Transit Director for Summit Stage. “Our bus system is free to all riders, easy to use, and reduces traffic congestion and vehicle emissions in our county.” 

“We encourage residents and visitors to use our buses, 3 of which are electric vehicles, to help Summit County reduce our carbon missions and help meet the goals in our Climate Action Plan,” added Lubbers. “Our buses have capacity to carry bikes and can play a part in your outdoor recreation activities, as well as make it easier to get to trailheads.”

With the updated, 2021 Summer Schedule already in motion, riders should remember that Summit Stage buses stop at designated stops only, and passengers may not board or disembark between stops. All stops are by request: in advance of your stop, pull the cord to alert the driver. 

While every effort is made to keep the buses on time and according to posted schedules, mountain weather conditions, road construction and traffic congestion can sometimes cause disruptions and delays. The SmartBus system and the Summit Stage app allows riders to view the location of a specific bus in real time and obtain arrival-time estimates for the next bus at any bus stop.

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