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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Durango Transit launching evening bus service on October 18

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Durango, CO: Durango Transit is excited to announce the upcoming launch of “DuranGO!” evening and nighttime transit service on October 18. Unlike Durango Transit’s other fixed routes, which provide public transportation from dedicated bus stop locations, DuranGO! is an on-demand service that will provide affordable rides from a passenger’s location to their desired location. This app-based pilot program will offer a safe, convenient and flexible transportation option, seven days a week from 8:00 PM to midnight within City limits. 

“Expanding Durango Transit’s hours has been one of our highest service priorities for several years,” said Transportation Director Sarah Hill. “Our current schedule is challenging for anyone who works later than 9 pm, or who needs a safe and affordable ride home in the evening. We have worked hard to find an innovative solution to this service gap, and hope that the service is useful to our community.”  

Durango Transit was awarded a service expansion grant of $50,000 through the Colorado Department of Transportation to fund the service. The on-demand evening service will supplement Durango Transit’s fixed-route service.

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Key features of DuranGO!:

  1. Curb-to-Curb Service: DuranGO! provides riders with convenient curb-to-curb transportation, ensuring that passengers are picked up and dropped off at their preferred locations, enhancing overall accessibility.
  2. Late Night Hours: DuranGO! will be available seven days a week, with service running from 8:00PM to midnight within City limits.
  3. Efficient App-Based Booking: The DuranGO! service is fully app-based, making it easy for users to request rides, track their vehicles in real-time, and receive accurate estimated arrival times, all from the convenience of their smartphones.
  4. Affordable Fare: The service will be $2.00 per ride regardless of trip distance and $1.00 for people with disabilities and senior citizens. Current Fort Lewis College students will ride free with their current Durango Transit pass.

To access DuranGO!, users simply need to download the dedicated app called “DuranGO!” which will be available before the launch date of October 18 on both iOS and Android platforms. The app will guide passengers through the booking process, allowing them to request rides and pay for the service seamlessly.

For more information about DuranGO!, the latest news on the service and to download the app when it is available, please visit DurangoGO-Microtransit.

 

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