New Transit Service - 160 West
Durango Transit will expand service to include Highway 160 West beginning March 1. The route will operate 7 days a week, every 30 minutes from 7:05 a.m. to 8:35 p.m.
The Hwy 160 route was eliminated in 2018 due to budget cuts. Funding was identified and dedicated to expand transit service last year, and reinstating the Hwy 160 route was the highest expansion priority because of need.
Expansion to Hwy 160 was delayed, most recently, because of significant labor shortages. Durango Transit was able to offer retention and recruitment bonuses to transit operators using COVID-relief funding for transit. The additional staff allows Durango Transit to expand and better meet the transportation needs of the community.
The route will serve fourteen new transit stops, including Manna Soup Kitchen, the Tech Center and many residential areas. Stop times are listed below:
|Roosa & El Paso||:07||:37|
|El Paso & Forest||:08||:38|
|Roosa & 9th Street||:10||:40|
|Westside Mobile Park||:20||:50|
To catch the Hwy. 160 route from the downtown Durango Transit Center, passengers should board the bus at Gate 4, which departs every 30 minutes at :05 and :35. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
2021 Durango Transit Ridership Survey Results
Thank you to everyone who participated in Durango Transit's ridership survey. This data helps to inform Durango Transit's service and secure funding opportunities. View complete survey results.
Free rides for seniors to COVID-19 vaccination site
Durango Transit is offering special transit service for La Plata County seniors 65 and older who need a ride to the community COVID-19 vaccination site. This service is available thanks to CARES Act funding.
Rides will be free, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please schedule your ride no later than 24 hours in advance of your appointment by calling (970) 259-5438.
- Keep cell phone conversations to a low volume.
- Show the driver your pass each time you board.
- Shirts and shoes are required.
- Refrain from putting feet on the seats.
- Profanity will not be tolerated.
- All water craft must be deflated before boarding the vehicle.
- Service animals may ride vehicles, but pets are not allowed.
- Pets (only service animals permitted)
- Food and Drink (unless in closed containers)
- Car Batteries
- Propane tanks of any size
- Any weapon or dangerous instrument
- Anything flammable, explosive, corrosive or highly toxic
- Oversized items
- Groceries in excess of what can be carried in one trip
All Durango Transit buses are equipped with bike racks, which hold up either two or three bikes. Bike racks are offered upon space availability.
If there are no bike rack spots available when you board, there are places to lock up your bike at most bus stops.
Equal Opportunity Service Provider
In accordance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Colorado State Statutes, Durango Transit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin. For more information about these statutes or to file a complaint, write to: Durango Transit, 250 W. 8th Street, Durango, CO 81301 or call 970-375-4941.
De acuerdo con el Acta de Americanos con Discapacidades de 1990, el Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964, y los Estatutos del Estado de Colorado, Tránsito de Durango no discrimina en base a la raza, color, u origen o nacionalidad. Para mayores informes acerca de estos estatutos o para registrar una queja, escriba a: Durango Transit, 250 W. 8th Street, Durango, CO 81301. O llame al teléfono 970-375-4941.
For more information write or call:
250 West 8th Street
Durango, CO 81301