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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Clear Creek Prospector Bus Expands Service, Adds Stop in Idaho Springs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clear Creek Prospector Bus Expands Service, Adds Stop in Idaho Springs
June 1, 2018 – Clear Creek County Communications, Colo. – Clear Creek County’s Prospector Bus has expanded its hours, starting June 4th. The new schedule adds a morning and afternoon loop, and also now stops at the Idaho Springs Macy/Ruth Mill Park at 7th ave. and Colorado Blvd.
“We are really excited to offer better and longer service to Clear Creek County residents and visitors with this new schedule,” said John Bryan, Clear Creek County Communications. “By adding an additional loop in the morning and afternoon, we hope it gives people a better option for getting to work, going to the clinic, or shopping for groceries—all at a very affordable price.” Fares run $1 (in-town), $2 (town-town), and a 50% discount for seniors, students and children. Books of ‘10’ tickets can be purchased from the bus drivers for $10---one ticket is good for any length of a one-way trip, saving riders money.
The old schedule ran two loops from Georgetown, Empire, Dumont (Post Office) and Idaho Springs—stopping for nearly four hours in between. The new schedule bridges that gap---with the morning route starting at 7am and stopping at noon, then running again from 2pm until 6:30pm.
“From the recent transportation study, one of the things we heard from people was the need to expand the Prospector bus service,” Bryan added. “This new schedule does that.” The Prospector runs Monday – Friday (no weekends), and is equipped with a hydraulic lift for special needs and two wheelchair accessible spots.
For the schedule and times, go to: http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/7275 .
For the bus map/route, go to: http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/7276
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For more information, call John Bryan, Communications Director, at 303-679-2307, or email: jbryan@co.clear-creek.co.us. Or, go to the Official Clear Creek County website: http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/ .
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