ECCOG’s Outback Express

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”.

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.

A fare system has been established, based on 11 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.

 

City of Burlington

With equipment provided under the umbrella of ECCOG’s Outback Express organization, this city service is available on a request basis to individuals who ordinarily would not be able to get around the City of Burlington. One vehicle is assigned to this service and the suggested donation is $0.25 per one-way trip. The vehicle operates within a six-mile radius of the city limits. NOTE: The suggested donation may have recently increased, please check with the City for the most current information.

Service operates from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with a 24-hour advance reservation required.

For More Information, please contact:

Phone:  719-346-8652

Fax:  719-346-8397

 

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.

 

A fare system has been established, based on 11 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.

 

Town of Limon

Using a vehicle partially funded by the ECCOG’s Outback Express organization, the Town of Limon provides limited scheduled demand-responsive service three days per week. Hours are from 11am to 3pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10am to 3pm Fridays. A fare of $2.00 allows the rider to make all stops necessary at the grocery store, pharmacy, clinic, bank, post office, etc. NOTE:  The fare may have recently increased, please check with the Town for the most current information.

For More Information, please contact:

Phone:  719-775-2346

Fax:  719-775-9073