San Luis Valley Transit Plan seeks feedback from community

Graphic courtesy of the Chaffee Shuttle

SAN LUIS VALLEY — To continue the development of the San Luis Valley Transit Plan, which is collaborating with the Chaffee Shuttle, officials are seeking feedback to help guide the plan.

According to an email by Transportation Planner Rocio Ramirez, “Input from the first phase of the project, which included extensive data collection and analysis, stakeholder interviews and public engagement, informed the development of the potential mobility solutions. In this next phase of outreach, community members and stakeholders can rank their top five preferred mobility solutions for each of the key corridors and cities/towns in the study area, which includes Alamosa, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties.”

People are encouraged to participate in an online survey at and there will be in-person events throughout the San Luis Valley in March. The events are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 8 in Saguache from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Saguache Public Library; in Crestone from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Crestone Mercantile; in Center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Center Town Hall.
  • Wednesday, March 9 in Monte Vista from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Sunflower Bank; in Del Norte from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lowes Market; in South Fork from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Dollar General; in Creede from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Kentucky Belle Market.
  • Tuesday, March 15 in Alamosa from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Adams State University Student Union Building; in La Jara from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Jack’s Market; in Antonito from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Chavez Southwest Market.
  • Wednesday, March 16 in San Luis from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Costilla County Social Services; in Fort Garland from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Blanca Community Center; and in Blanca from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Lu’s Main Street Café.

The Chaffee Shuttle received funding in 2021 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to complete a transit planning study for the San Luis Valley. The purpose of the study is to identify transit challenges in the region and to develop a plan to increase the availability of transit to the community.