Snowmass Town Briefs: transit app for Village Shuttle; community grant applications; environmental leadership appointments

The city joins forces with the Transit application for Village Shuttle users

Snowmass Village announced Transit as the official mobility app for Village Shuttle users on December 12.

According to a press release, the partnership between Village Shuttle and the Transit app will provide a comprehensive and easy-to-use way for locals and visitors to get around town.

Those who download and use the Transit app will be able to access turn-by-turn navigation, trip planning tools, precise estimated bus arrival times and other real-time information from other users of the application.

The app also contains route information for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA), Uber, and Lyft, and also integrates with local We-Cycle stations.

“The app will link the RFTA and Village Shuttle systems, and it will provide a seamless experience for cyclists in the valley,” said David Peckler, city transport manager, in the press release. “We are delighted to offer another tool to help people get out of their cars and onto the village shuttle. “

The city’s transport department also recently released a series of other tools for public transport users, including new online system maps, online trip planners, Google Maps data, new brochures from winter and new summer brochures. All of these efforts are aimed at encouraging more people to use the free Village Shuttle system, the press release said.

For more information on the Transit app, visit

City accepts applications for 2020 community grants

The city’s Citizens Grant Review Board encourages nonprofits that serve Snowmass Village to apply for a 2020 community grant.

In November, city council approved the 2020 budget, which allocated $ 125,000 for the community grants program, and the Citizens Grant Review Board is overseeing the application process, where Roaring Fork Valley nonprofits serving the area of Snowmass Village or residents can apply to receive this funding from the city.

To be eligible for a 2020 Community Grant, the nonprofit applicant must be a health and social services agency, or an organization that addresses important issues such as those related to the natural environment, sustainability , to the health or well-being of the village community, or seeks to enrich the quality of life of the villagers in some way, according to the Citizens Grant Review Board website.

This year, applications for community grants must be submitted by December 31, and the recommendations of the winners will be presented to city council in early January.

Open applications for the environment award

Snowmass Village is accepting nominations for the 2020 Environmental Leadership Award until Jan. 28, according to city officials.

The city’s Environmental Advisory Council awards the award, which celebrates local leadership and commitment to environmental stewardship. The recipient is assessed against a set of criteria, including profitability, visibility, impact on Snowmass Village and type of positive benefit.

The 2020 winner will be selected in February and will be announced at a city council meeting in the spring.

Nominations can be submitted online through this link to the website: For more information contact Travis Elliott at

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