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Bustang service to start between Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Posted at 12:14 PM, Dec 11, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS – CDOT is expanding Bustang “Outrider” service to link Pueblo to Colorado Springs starting today.

The change adds additional stops to the ends of its journey. The current “Outrider” service in question begins in Lamar with stops in Fort Lyon, Las Animas, La Junta, Swink, Rocky Ford, Manzanola, Fowler and then in Pueblo. The expansion adds new stops in Fountain and in downtown Colorado Springs at the transit center.

The new stops will operate Monday through Friday. Buses from Pueblo to Colorado Springs depart daily at 12:30 p.m. The buses arrive in Colorado Springs at 1:30 p.m.

From there, riders can catch another bus to Denver to access a larger statewide Bustang network.

Other locations targeted for expansion include Greeley, Steamboat Springs, and one or two locations on the Eastern Plains, depending on funding and availability of other resources.

CDOT is expanding Bustang service to run between Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

Current Bustang routes. *Routes with an asterisk run 7 days a week

  • I-25 Colorado Springs to Pueblo
  • I-25: Fort Collins to Denver*
  • I-25: Colorado Springs to Denver*

Bustang to Broncos: To and from Mile High Stadium and Colorado Springs and Fort Collins during the Broncos

  • I-70: Glenwood Springs to Denver*
  • I-70: Vail – Denver*
  • I-70: Denver – Grand Junction*

For more information on Bustang service and routes, CLICK HERE.

Bustang is the state’s first ever owned and operated interregional bus system. The service started in 2015 and has grown massively over the last three years. Ridership has increased over 300 percent and they’ve provided service to more than 450,000 passengers. They average about 17,000 passengers a month. The service runs 7 days a week on many of their routes.