DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to set up its own bus services linking Vail, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins to Denver.
Spokeswoman Amy Ford said Wednesday the department is buying 13 buses and plans to have the bus lines running by next year.
According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the Interstate 70 mountain service will include stops in Eagle, Vail , Frisco, Denver's Federal Center and Union Station.
The other bus lines will run from Colorado Springs to Denver with stops that include Monument and downtown Denver, and from Fort Collins to Denver, including stops in Loveland and Denver Union Station.
The project is funded by the 2009 FASTER bill, which raised car registration fees to pay for transportation projects that include public transit.