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Posted on: November 30, 2018

“Ride Free” in December on County’s Transit Bus, ‘The Prospector’, Commissioners Want to Thank Commu


Nov. 28, 2018 - Clear Creek County Communications, Colo. – The Clear Creek County Board of Commissioners (BoCC) approved making December 2018 free for anyone riding on the County’s transit bus, ‘The Prospector’.      

“Since we started service two years ago, ridership has increased nearly every month, and we wanted to extend that success and holiday spirit with free rides in December,” said John Bryan, Prospector Director.  The Prospector had its best month October 2018, serving 431 riders (beating the previous record of 337 riders for September 2018).    

The 14-passenger vehicle, equipped with a hydraulic lift for special needs and other requirements, runs Monday through Friday, with three loop routes in the morning (7:00am – 12:00pm), and three in the afternoon (2:00pm – 6:30pm).  The route begins in Georgetown, goes to Empire, then Dumont (Post Office), then stops in Idaho Springs (Macy/Mill Park, Ride Stop, Primary Care Clinic, and Safeway)---then, returns along the same route. For more information, check out the Clear Creek County website (above), and look for the ‘County Bus Transit’ tab on the upper left hand side.   

“We’re really proud of ‘The Prospector’, and helping residents and visitors get to work, connect with the Bustang (which travels to Denver and/or Grand Junction), or just do a little shopping for their families,” Bryan added. 

While the month of December will be free, books of ‘10’ tickets may be purchased on board the bus for $10—each ticket is good for any one-way trip.  In addition, local businesses can advertise on the bus, via car magnets.                      


For more information, contact John Bryan, Communications Director, at 303-679-2307, or email:     


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