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Eagle County will store buses in Leadville

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Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” A new ECO Transit bus storage facility in Leadville, Colorado opened last week and Eagle County officials are holding a ceremony on Feb. 11 to celebrate the completion of the building.

“ECO Transit officials said it was high time in the high city to create a new facility,” said David Johnson, ECO transit planner. “With the increase in ridership, people were often having trouble finding seats on the buses and ridership shows no indication of slowing.”

The number of people riding buses from Leadville to Vail and Beaver Creek grew 11 percent between 2007 and 2008, increasing the demand for more storage in the area. The new building located on Highway 24 holds six buses.

The project cost $1.2 million to build. About half of the money was paid by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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The Wednesday, Feb. 11 event will start at noon.

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