TTD does not stop operating transit when it is snowing. However, TTD may temporarily suspend service, cancel service, or advise of route deviations or predetermined snow routes during times of poor road conditions or inclement weather.
Conditions that constitute implementing a snow route include, but are not limited to, the following:
- spin outs/collisions/tow trucks that make it unsafe to negotiate the path of travel
- individuals chaining in the roadway that make it unsafe to negotiate the path of travel
- limited visibility
- snow accumulation that creates a one lane path of travel
- icy conditions that cannot be mitigated with chaining
The safety of passengers, staff, and the greater community is the District’s top priority.
If you see a snowflake symbol at your bus stop, it indicates that the stop may be bypassed when the District is operating a snow route.
Route 55’s snow route bypasses the Herbert Ave/Red Lake Rd (Kelly Ridge) bus stop #1009.
View map here.
There are two snow routes for Route 22, depending on road conditions:
- Olympic Court Snow Route — Bypasses all stops along the one-way portion of Tramway Drive and Quaking Aspen Lane.
- (View map here.)
- Ski Court Snow Route — Bypasses all stops along Tramway Drive and Quaking Aspen Lane, except #5051 at Tramway Dr/Tina Ct and #4303 at Tramway Dr/SR 207.
- (View map here.)
There may be unforeseen circumstances that require ad hoc snow routes. TTD will make every attempt to notify passengers in a timely manner. Please sign up for transit alerts here or download the Transit app to ensure you are up to date on rider alerts. The app can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
- Chained buses travel slower.
- Buses only move as quickly as traffic and road conditions allow.
- Consider taking an earlier bus to ensure arrival to the destination on time.
Play it safe:
- Buses can slide on snow and ice.
- Stay back from the curb until the bus comes to a complete stop.
- Give the operator plenty of notice when signaling for your stop.
- Buses may not be able to pull all the way to the curb due to snow and ice.
- During the increased darkness of winter, it is important passengers make themselves visible to the approaching bus.
- Wear light-colored clothing and use a flashlight or illuminated phone to signal presence to bus operator.