Transfort Named 2017 Large Transit System of the Year by CASTA
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Transfort and the City of Fort Collins was recently named “Large Transit System of the Year” at the 2017 Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA)/Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Fall Transit Conference and Expo.
Transfort was recognized for its 26% increase in ridership in 2016, implementation of 365-day service and a successful launch of services to support the new CSU on-campus stadium. The award category recognizes transit providers operating more than 25 vehicles during peak periods.
Kurt Ravenschlag, General Manager for Transfort, said, "We are very pleased that the City and Transfort have been recognized for our dedication to public transportation. This award demonstrates our continued commitment to exceptional, customer-focused service that meets the community’s current and future transit needs.”
This is the second time in three years Transfort has been recognized for its efforts to provide safe and reliable public transportation to Northern Colorado. Three years ago, Transfort was given an award after the launch of MAX. In support of this years’ award, Will Jones, General Manager of Greeley-Evans Transit, stated, “As well as providing for the daily needs of the Fort Collins community and special events like CSU Game Day service, they are also a great neighbor. Transfort helps agencies in the region with CDL training and testing.”
CASTA is a statewide trade association for transit providers, vendors, government agencies and other interested organizations including over 70 transit agencies from across Colorado.
Transfort is the City of Fort Collins operated public transportation system. Transfort serves a variety of transit users including adults, seniors, disabled individuals, youth, PSD students, CSU students, and Dial-A-Ride users. For more information about Transfort services and programs, please visit ridetransfort.com.
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