CDOT launches “Pegasus” regional bus service between Denver and Vail

Pegasus will depart year-round from Union Station in Denver to the high country of Colorado.

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a new shuttle service for travelers on the Interstate 70 corridor.

CDOT said Pegasus — its first express shuttle service — will operate year-round between Denver and Avon.

The shuttle service officially launched on Friday and will depart from Denver Union Station, with stops at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Idaho Springs, Frisco, Vail and Avon. The service will have hourly departures from sunrise to sunset, CDOT said.

The Pegasus shuttle seats up to 11 people, is wheelchair accessible, and equipped with USB ports, power outlets, and Wi-Fi. CDOT said each vehicle also has luggage storage, bicycle carriers and containers for skis/snowboards.

“A fully booked Pegasus shuttle is the equivalent of taking six two-person vehicles off the road,” said Amber Blake, director of CDOT’s transit and rail division. “Multiply that by dozens of Pegasus trips every weekend and we can double our role in easing congestion and helping to make the trip to the mountains safer and more enjoyable. Additionally, this service aligns with our mission to improve transit options and integrate public transit into Colorado’s transportation system.

“In addition to helping ease traffic congestion during peak hours, we’ve launched Pegasus so passengers can connect to local transit providers at every stop,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana. Lew. “In addition to supplementing the existing Bustang coach service, Pegasus can use the express lanes on weekends when traffic almost doubles. In return, we will have fewer cars in the regular lanes to improve traffic flow and this will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“We continue to save people time and money with more ways to get to and from the mountain. We’re launching Pegasus to reduce traffic, help save coloradans and visitors money on travel, and make it easier to explore our beautiful state,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D).

More information on Pegasus routes, maps, timetables and tickets are

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