Outback Express

East Central Council of Local Governments

 
Data Provided By
United Way of Weld County
General Information
Description of ServiceThe 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 ProvidedA 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.
LocationKit Carson County
Geographical AreaCheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln,
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake Requirements24-hour advance reservation
Helpful TipsThe public transit system does not provide emergency transportation...please call an ambulance for emergencies.
 
Client Information
GenderEither
EligibilityThis 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 Feespersons over the age of 60 may purchase a book of tickets valued at $20 for a suggested donation of only $11.
Payment NotesAccepts money donations for rides
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Specific Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone (719) 346-8652
Contact's Email publictransit@prairiedevelopment.com
Physical Site Address 1 128 Colorado Ave
Physical Site City, State, Zip Stratton, CO 80836
Mailing Address 1 P O BOX 28
Mailing City, State, Zip Stratton, CO 80836
Main Phone 719-348-5562
Other Phone (800) 825-0208
Fax (719) 348-5887
Service Location Email publictransit@prairiedevelopment.com
Web Address outbackexpress.tripod.com
 
Additional Information
SourceWeld
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: East Central Council of Local Governments
Affiliated Program: East Central Council of Local Governments
This Service: Outback Express
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: General Paratransit/Community Ride Programs (BT-4500.6500-280)