Posted: Jan 14, 2010 7:39 PM by Stefanie Boe
Updated: Jan 14, 2010 7:39 PM
Efforts to save the FrontRange Express Service or FREX have failed. The city says service will end as of February 15th.
The city of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) tried to sell nine extra FREX buses to temporarily keep the program going, but there were no offers on them.
Major shortfalls in the 2010 Colorado Springs budget led to cuts in funding for the service between the Springs and Denver.
"We are certainly disappointed in the result of the sale," said Craig Blewitt, Interim Transit Services Division Manager. "FREX has been extremely successful in terms of average daily ridership and meeting its original objectives including reducing auto emissions and traffic congestion along the I-25 corridor and providing a viable transportation alternative between Colorado Springs and Denver, the state's two largest employment markets."
FREX tickets will be pulled from sale effective immediately, and passengers are reminded that existing tickets must be used by the termination of service on February 15th as there are no refunds, credits, or exchanges of FREX tickets. For more information click here.