Bustang, the state-operated bus system, will launch its first bus Monday from Colorado Springs. Dignitaries will speak before cutting the ribbon as the first bus departs for Denver.
The event begins at 5:30 a.m. Monday from the Tejon/Nevada Park-and-Ride location at I-25 and Tejon Street. Participants are invited to arrive at 5:15, and buses depart at 5:45, 6 and 6:15 a.m.
Riders will spend $12 for a one-way ticket from the three departing locations in Colorado Springs – Tejon/Nevada Park-and-Ride, the downtown bus terminal and the Woodmen Road Park-and-Ride. Packets of 10 rides are $108 and 20 rides will be $192. People leaving from the Monument Park-and-Ride will pay $9 for a single-trip ticket.
Seniors and children 5 and under pay less.
For schedules and fares, see ridebustang.com.
Bustang will connect commuters and travelers to and from Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Glenwood Springs. The transportation alternative “will save travelers money, time and reduce stress,” said a news release from the state.