Youth can ride county buses for free |

Youth can ride county buses for free

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” 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.

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