Transit Maintenance Facility Groundbreaking Celebration - July 7, 2022

Transit Groundbreaking Ceremony and Celebration

Thursday, July 7 starting at 4:00 p.m.

All are invited! Meet at the Cooper Creek Transit Center (50 Vasquez Rd, Winter Park, CO 80482) starting at 3:30 p.m. to be bused to the groundbreaking site. The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. Lift buses will return attendees back to the Cooper Creek Transit Center. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided at the Green Room in Hideaway Park from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and all are invited to enjoy music in the park for High Note Thursday following the event.


Day-of Transportation Information & Schedule of Events:

  • Pick-Up: 3:30-4 p.m.
    Please meet at the Cooper Creek Transit Center (50 Vasquez Road) at 3:30 p.m. to be bused to the groundbreaking site by 4 p.m. We will be sending two Lift buses to bring attendees to our celebration. We offer free parking in the parking garage there.
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony: 4-5 p.m.
  • Celebration: 5-6 p.m.
  • High Note Thursday Free Concert: 6-8 p.m.
    Following the ceremony, Lift buses will bring attendees to the Green Room at the Rendezvous Event Center for appetizers and drinks. Guests can stay and enjoy the celebration and our High Note Thursday outdoor concert series in Hideaway Park that evening!
  • Getting Home
    If you need to leave after the ceremony, Hideaway Park is a short walk from the Cooper Creek Transit Center. Buses will also be available.


About the Project

Rendering of the new transit facility
Rendering provided by OZ Architecture

The new Transit Maintenance Facility will provide a center for operations and maintenance of 27 Lift vehicles providing protection for the buses while also ensuring safety for operators, maintenance workers, and riders. The new facility will also result in more consistent and reliable services and allow for growth in the future.

Phase 1 of the project begins with the groundbreaking this summer and will include the construction of 36,900 square feet of the facility. The new facility will be built on 12 acres off County Road leased from Grand County. With the Town Council’s goal of Global and Local Connectivity, the new facility shows a commitment to providing local transportation options for residents, visitors, and community members, providing a more sustainable route, and connecting workforce housing to local businesses.