Briefs: Youth can ride Eagle Co. buses for free |

Briefs: Youth can ride Eagle Co. buses for free

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Beginning Saturday, Eagle County residents 18 and younger can ride ECO Transit buses for free.

Bus riders just need to carry a government-issued or school ID with them in case drivers request proof of age.

The county hopes to encourage people to get out of their cars and use alternative transportation, and that starts with students, ECO Transit Director Harry Taylor said.

“We have an opportunity to help our youngest generation become a walking, bicycling and transit generation, a green generation that is less dependent on the automobile,” he said.

The free fare program will also help kids who do not have any other means of transportation, County Commissioner Arn Menconi said.

” Melanie Wong

VAIL ” You’ll have to pay to park in the Vail Village and Lionshead garages starting Friday, when Vail Mountain opens.

Drivers, however, won’t be charged peak-season rates until more terrain opens on Vail Mountain.

Parking passes are on sale from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at the lower level of the Town of Vail Municipal Building.

For more information, call the parking hotline at 479-2104. For information on bus schedules, call 477-3456. For information on all of Vail’s parking and transit programs, visit

AVON ” Two-hour parking restrictions will be enforced in town parking lots beginning Saturday. The town will also more aggressively bar people from parking in town lots from midnight to 6 a.m.

Town parking lots include the Avon Recreation Center, Avon Municipal Building, the Library, Fire Department and the parking lot just east of the Recreation Center.

Parking fines are currently $15, but will increase in 2008. Passes for extended parking are available through the Recreation Center, Avon Municipal Building and the Avon Library.

For more information, please contact the Avon Police Department at 748-4040.

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