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Vail eyes new bus hub in Lionshead

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” A new transportation center is needed for Lionshead Village, and the town of Vail, Colorado is seeking planners to study the idea.

The Town of Vail sent out a request for proposals to urban designers, engineers and architects to do a design study, designs and development plan for the new transit center, which would help take some of the load off the very-busy Vail Village Transportation Center.

Proposals should be submitted to the town by March 16. The town hopes to have the study done by Sept. 1.

The new center, which would probably consist of bus lanes, a drop-off area and a small shelter, would be funded mostly by a federal grant and partly by the town. The cost and scope of the project would be determined by the study.

“This study will help us determine what will be feasible. We’re trying to figure out what we can do,” said town of Vail engineer Tom Kassmel.

There are several possible locations for the center, but planners think the current bus stop across from the Lionshead parking structure might be a good spot.

Another option is the skier drop-off and bus stop area near Concert Hall Plaza at the west end of the Lionshead mall, Kassmel said.

The new center should help improve the skier-vehicle traffic that is currently a problem at the Lionshead stops, he said.

Request-for-proposal documents can be picked up at the town of Vail Public Works Building or from Companies who download the forms need to register with Kassmel at

Proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Mar. 16.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or

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