VAIL - Town of Vail buses will transition to the spring schedule on Monday, as the 2011-12 ski season comes to a close. Free parking also will be available in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures to coincide with reductions in bus service.
Vail's spring bus schedule, Monday through May 27:
• The West Vail Green route provides two-hour service from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., with additional hourly service between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
• The West Vail Red loop departs every two hours from 7:50 a.m. to 11:50 p.m., with additional hourly service between 7:50 and 9:50 a.m. and between 3:50 and 7:50 p.m.
• The East Vail bus will depart from the Transportation Center every two hours from 7:10 a.m. to 11:10 p.m., with additional hourly service between 7:10 and 9:10 a.m. and between 3:10 and 7:10 p.m.
• The Golf Course bus will depart every two hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with additional hourly service between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. and between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. An outbound departure will run at 12:30 a.m. on request only.
• The Sandstone bus will depart every two hours from 7:10 a.m. to 9:10 p.m., with additional hourly service between 7:10 and 9:10 a.m. and between 3:10 and 7:10 p.m. An 11:30 p.m. outbound bus will run only on request.
• In-town shuttles will run every 10 to 15 minutes from Lionshead to Golden Peak.
Riders are asked to note that changes to the regular in-town route will occur as needed to accommodate ongoing construction throughout the spring.
The summer bus schedule, with increased service, will begin May 28 and run through mid-December.
For a complete bus schedule, call 970-477-3456 or visit www.vailgov.com. ECO Transit is currently running summer service. For help with ECO trip planning, call 970-328-3530 or visit www.eaglecounty.us/
County tornado-warning test to occur Tuesday morning
Eagle County and the Vail Public Safety Communications Center will join the National Weather Service Grand Junction Forecast Office and the Colorado Emergency Broadcast System in issuing a test tornado warning between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. While tornados are not common in Eagle County, the test will be conducted as part of Colorado's Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Two local warning systems will be tested on Tuesday, including EPN, the 911 call-back system which provides recorded voice information over the phone, and EC Alert, which provides text messages and emails to those who have subscribed to the service.
Citizens are asked to note that phone calls made by the EPN system can be hindered by devices that screen computer-generated phone calls or cordless phones that do not function during electrical
Community members who do not receive any notification of the test tornado warning by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday should email firstname.lastname@example.org