Aspen City Council on Monday night approved a one-year contract with The Downtowner, a free transportation service that shuttles people within a defined area of town. A city-led committee took the two highest-scoring proposals based on its review criteria and interviewed the companies' representatives. The Downtowner came out on top, according to a city staff memo to council.
Supply could soon catch up with demand for Tampa's free Downtowner shuttle service thanks to the addition of two new all-electric Chevrolet Bolts Wednesday. The on-demand pickup service will now have eight vehicles on the road at all times instead of six to respond to pickup requests that riders place via an app.
While many mountain towns battle congestion—vehicle miles in Colorado increased by 22 percent from 2000 to 2015—Aspen remains a unicorn of relatively uncrowded streets. How?