The Outback Express is a scheduled demand responsive system offering service to older adults, persons with disabilities, and the general public in the sparsely populated but large geographic area of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties on the central plains. To ensure a seat on the bus is available, a 24-hour advance reservation is appreciated. All vehicles are white with blue stripes and are clearly marked "Outback Express".
ECCOG's Outback Express
The four counties, working with their regional association, the East Central Council of Local Governments (ECCOG), cooperatively offer public transit services. This system is funded with a federal grant from the Federal Transit Administration through the Colorado Department of Transportation and with local government support.
Urgent Services Provided
A fare system has been established, based on 9 cents per mile. The round-trip fare is charged from the pick-up location to the destination and back. One-way trips are accommodated (such as to DIA) if possible. Discounted fares subsidized by Older Americans Act Title III funds through the Area Agency on Aging are offered to persons over the age of 60.
Kit Carson County
Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln,
24-hour advance reservation
The public transit system does not provide emergency transportation...please call an ambulance for emergencies.
This service is provided through the Outback Express public transit system. There is a fee for this service, however persons over the age of 60 may purchase a book of tickets valued at $20 for a suggested donation of only $11.
Fees or Charges
Types of Fees
persons over the age of 60 may purchase a book of tickets valued at $20 for a suggested donation of only $11.