Share the love

What does it mean to share the love? We invited commuters to participate in our RFTA SHARE THE LOVE photo contest all this week via social media using the hashtag #iloverfta. We live in a beautiful area, so why not share?


This contest was held through social media. The objective for participants was to snap pictures during their RFTA commute and share with us. The rider with the most creative, fun loving photo was awarded a $20 bus pass. We gave out one pass every day for a week and a grand prize RFTA swag bag with a $20 bus pass.

Overall we had quite a few submissions and some lucky winners! Here is a selection of the pictures that riders shared with us on their daily commutes.

Brush Creek Station reflections, submitted by a rider on her Basalt to Snowmass daily commute. Rider said, “Cool reflections at the bus stop. Thanks for making it easy to live in such a beautiful place! #iloverfta @ride_rfta”



Our BRT bus spotted on the move! Winter has awoken in the Roaring Fork Valley and it gifted us with 24+ inches of powder! BRT is a convenient, fast, and frequent alternative to driving in the snow.The Rider shared, “Charging upvalley in this weather would be much more enjoyable in that new VelociRFTA bus with my book and headphones. #iloverfta #aspen #dvt”



The Carbondale Park and Ride serves BRT, Local, and Carbondale Circulator routes. One of our riders shared this picture of the Carbondale Park and Ride Station on a partly cloudy morning on her way to Glenwood Springs via BRT. Rider shared with u,  “I love #rfta you are so convenient! #riderfta #iloverfta”



The city of Aspen offers free bus service within town. You can say Aspen is very bus friendly. This picture was taken in Aspen . The rider shared, “I love that I live in a place with such great public transportation. Pretty cool stuff! @ride_rfta #iloverfta #bus #colorado #free #loveit #pretty”



At all of our BRT stations we have dinosaur footprints and kids love them! In this picture we have a rider measuring the dinosaur footprints. The rider shared, “Intent on measuring the VelociRFTA’s footprints, Eileen was unaware one was sneaking up behind her! @rfta #iloverfta



Our new VelociRFTA stations are equipped with Ticket Vending Machines. This allows the riders to have the availability of purchasing bus fare at a convenient price and location. This machine lets you purchase different types of fare cards at any time. This rider sure is sharing the love!


RFTA’s busiest route travels from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, 40+ miles of picturesque mountains and rolling hills. When  our commuters use public transportation, they get a chance to really admire the scenic views in the valley.

RFTA communicates with over 5,000 people every week via our social media efforts. We use it to increase rider interaction, create fan base, inform the public on local events, service changes, construction updates, engage conversation between us and our riders and build brand awareness.

We would like to thank all of our riders that entered the contest! If you would like to check out the rest of the photo submissions and captions please visit us on social media!

Happy commuting and thank you for sharing the love!

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