Town council approved a partnership with the RTD Call-n-Ride program to offer free bus rides in Parker. Call-n-Ride bus rides will be free June 4 through Aug. 30.
Call-n-Ride is a personalized bus service that travels within select areas of Parker and provides a curb-to-curb service on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents can schedule free rides to work, shopping or school with one call to 303-301-5772. Rides may be scheduled from two hours to two weeks in advance.
“Adopting the free summer program again for 2013 will provide our residents with a great opportunity to try the RTD Call-n-Ride service at no cost,” said mayor Mike Waid. “We hope that residents of all ages will take advantage of this service.”
The Town developed this free program to help increase ridership on the Parker Call-n-Ride in an effort to retain the bus service in our community. By increasing ridership, the Town could also potentially seek expanded transit services for our community in the future.
Parker’s RTD Call-n-Ride service area is generally located north of Hess Road and east of Twenty Mile Road. Ride areas and destinations include downtown Parker, Parker Adventist Hospital, Cottonwood, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Railbender Skate and Tennis Park, the Parker Fieldhouse, Parker Recreation Center, Canterberry, Idyllwilde and other neighborhoods and commercial areas.
Parker Call-n-Ride operates Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with limited service to the Parker Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call-n-Ride fares are normally $2.25 per ride for adults or $1.10 for seniors or students.
For more information on the Parker Call-n-Ride and a map of the service area, visit the town’s website at www.parkeronline.org/callnride or call 303.841.0353.