MONTROSE, Colo. — Beginning May 3rd, All Points Transit’s public bus passengers will be paying a fare for the first time since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic. Even with this change and updates to state and local public health orders, All Points Transit falls under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) federal mask mandate. All Points Transit’s drivers and passengers are still required to wear masks while on board the buses.
In March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic, All Points Transit (APT) suspended public route service. However, APT vehicles never stopped running during the shutdown. Passengers with essential travel needs were able to schedule their rides on the door-to-door dial a ride program.
All Points Transit is now running three routes. The “Townsend Express” travels between the Justice Center and Target, with buses running every 30 minutes. The “Main Street Shuttle” runs from the West Main Trailhead to Hillcrest Drive along Main St on an hourly circuit and provides two transfer opportunities with the Townsend Express. The “Olathe Green Tree Shuttle” makes 7am, 1pm and 4pm runs between Montrose and Olathe. All Points Transit’s public buses currently run Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 7:00pm. Information about schedules, routes and fares can be found at www.allpointstransit.org.
The buses meet to transfer passengers on South 2nd St between Cascade and Uncompahgre Avenues. The bus stop recently moved to the south side of South 2nd St. to make way for the police department construction that has begun on the other side of the road. A shelter will be constructed at the new South 2nd St. stop this summer, in partnership with the City of Montrose and funded by the Next 50 Initiative. Passengers can begin purchasing their one month, three month or six-month bus passes now. The passes will begin on May 3rd. A one month bus pass in Montrose is $30 for an adult and is discounted to $15 for older adults 60+, persons with disabilities, youth, students and veterans. Passengers can call in orders to 249-0128 or stop by All Points Transit’s new office location at 175 Merchant Drive in Montrose. All Points Transit now accepts cash and debit or credit cards for bus pass purchases. Passengers can also pay for one ride at a time or purchase a day pass on the bus (cash only, exact change required).
All Points Transit is a private 501c3 non-profit organization, based in Montrose and serving Montrose, Delta, San Miguel and Ouray Counties. For more information on routes and services in your neighborhood, call 249-0128.