COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The Front Range Express commuter bus service between Colorado Springs and Denver will stop running after Feb. 12 because of funding problems.
Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority reduced funding for the service amid budget problems. Officials hoped to sell nine buses and use the money to keep operating, but they did not receive any bids.
The service, known as FREX, had about 600 riders a day last year. Ridership peaked at about 900 a day in 2008 amid high gas prices.
FREX is operated by contractor Veolia (vee-OH’-lee-uh) Transportation. Spokeswoman Valerie Michaels says some employees will get jobs with Veolia’s Colorado Springs paratransit service.
She couldn’t say how many employees worked on FREX or how many would be laid off.