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.  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.

 

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 8 am to 5 pm, 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.  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.
 
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 11 am to 3 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 am to 3 pm 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
    WebSite:  www.townoflimon.com