2017 Transportation Guide

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TRANSPORTATION 

Convenient Aspen Ideas Festival and Toyota shuttles link the Aspen Institute campus to various hotels in Aspen and to off-campus venues. On-campus parking is not available; parking near campus is extremely limited, so we encourage the use of the Ideas Festival or Toyota shuttles, Crosstown public shuttle, Aspen Meadows Resort shuttle, WE-cycle, or walking. The Aspen Institute campus is a pleasant 25-minute, one-mile walk from downtown Aspen. Biking takes less than half that time!

IDEAS FESTIVAL SHUTTLES

Ideas Festival shuttles will operate June 25 through July 1 as outlined in the schedule (below) and will make continuous and scheduled loops between campus, event venues, and downtown hotels. The estimated wait time for shuttles is one to 15 minutes.

TOYOTA COURTESY VEHICLES

Toyota courtesy vehicles take passholders to and from town with pickup and drop-off at campus and key hotels throughout the day. It’s part of Toyota’s plan with the Festival to make your experience ever better.

DAYS/TIMES:

  • June 25: 12 PM – 7 PM
  • June 26 – 27: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • June 28: 7:30 AM – 7 PM
  • June 29 – 30: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • July 1: 7:30 AM – 3 PM

LOCATION: Pickup/drop-off at Doerr-Hosier Center and Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion

WALTON BIKES WITH WE-CYCLE

Hop on the Walton Bikes to quickly get to and from your hotel and events in downtown Aspen. It’s fast, convenient, fun, and shuttle free! Festival passholders receive a ten-day bike pass at registration or at the WE-cycle station adjacent to the Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion. More information at 970-205-9222, www.we-cycle.org, or from a WE-cycle host at the stations on campus.

CROSSTOWN PUBLIC SHUTTLE

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Crosstown Shuttle provides access to the Music Tent parking lot. The drop-off point is a three-minute walk north of the Paepcke Building. The shuttle runs from Rubey Park to the Music Tent.

IDEAS FESTIVAL SHUTTLES

Festival Shuttles will run on a continuous loop and as frequently as possible during Festival peak times. During off-peak times, Festival Shuttles will run on a scheduled timetable. See schedule below for details.

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 25
    • Opening Service: Continuous loop 10 AM – 6 PM
    • Afternoon/Evening Service: Continuous loop 6 – 11 PM
  • MONDAY, JUNE 26
    • Morning Service: Continuous loop 6:45 – 9 AM
    • Scheduled timetable: 9 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: Continuous loop 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon/Evening Service: Scheduled timetable 2 – 4 PM
    • Continuous loop 4 – 11 PM
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 27
    • Morning Service: Continuous loop 6:45 – 9 AM
    • Scheduled timetable 9 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: Continuous loop 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon/Evening Service: Scheduled timetable 2 – 4 PM
    • Continuous loop 4 – 11 PM
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
    • Morning Service: Continuous loop 6:45 – 9 AM
    • Scheduled timetable 9 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: Continuous loop 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon/Evening Service: Continuous loop 2 – 11 PM
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 29
    • Morning Service: Continuous loop 6:45 – 9 AM
    • Scheduled timetable 9 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: Continuous loop 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon/Evening Service: Scheduled timetable 2 – 4 PM
    • Continuous loop 4 – 11 PM
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 30
    • Morning Service: Continuous loop 6:45 – 9 AM
    • Scheduled timetable 9 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: Continuous loop 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon/Evening Service: Scheduled timetable 2 – 4 PM
    • Continuous loop 4 – 11 PM
  • SATURDAY, JULY 1
    • Morning Service: Continuous loop 6:45 – 9 AM
    • Scheduled timetable 9 – 11 AM
    • Closing Service: Continuous loop 11 AM – 3 PM

SCHEDULED SHUTTLE SERVICE

  • Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion (east side of campus) at :00, :15, :30, :45 past each hour
  • Doerr-Hosier Center (west side of campus) at :10, :25, :40, :55 past each hour
  • Hotel Aspen at :05, :20, :35, :50 past each hour
  • Hotel Jerome at :10, :25, :40, :55 past each hour
  • Limelight Hotel at :00, :15, :30, :45 past each hour
  • St. Regis at :05, :20, :35, :50 past each hour
  • The Little Nell at :10, :25, :40, :55 past each hour

HOTEL TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

● ASPEN MEADOWS RESORT SHUTTLE: 970-544-7826

  • The Meadows offers transportation for Festival passholders to and from downtown Aspen departing from the Reception Building (west side of campus) on the hour and half hour. Service returning to the Meadows departs Rubey Park at :05 and :35 past each hour, departs Gondola Plaza at :08 and :38 past each hour, and departs Hotel Jerome at :10 and :40 past each hour. For return service from town, you MUST CALL the Meadows Reception Desk.

● HOTEL JEROME GUEST SHUTTLE: 970-920-1000

  • Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

● LIMELIGHT GUEST SHUTTLE: 970-925-3025

  • Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

● THE LITTLE NELL GUEST SHUTTLE: 970-920-4600

  • Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

● ST. REGIS GUEST SHUTTLE: 970-920-3300

  • Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

TAXI INFORMATION

ASPEN HIGH MOUNTAIN TAXI
24-HOUR SERVICE  |  970-925-8294

For additional transportation questions, please contact
Jordon Kern at 970-544-7913.

The Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) is a division within Toyota dedicated to sharing philosophies of the Toyota Production System to help organizations in the public and private sector become more productive, maximize available resources, and improve quality and safety. For 25 years, TSSC has shared its know-how with over 300 organizations spanning hunger relief, disaster recovery, manufacturing, health care, and more. To learn more about TSSC, please visit www.tssc.com. This year, TSSC has partnered with the Aspen Ideas Festival to help improve the shuttle bus transportation experience for all Festival guests by helping to optimize shuttle routes and reduce shuttle cycle time.