To the rescue

The City of Durango recently announced a new late-night bus service for those a little too … overserved … to drive home at the end of the night.

The service, called “DuranGO” (get it?), is a “nighttime, curb-to-curb, on-demand bus service” for people looking to responsibly get home, or wherever you want to end up.

According to the City of Durango, an app will be available where you can call a bus from 8 p.m. - 12 midnight, seven days a week. Tom Sluis, a spokesman for the city, said he was not aware of plans to expand the service until closing time around 2 a.m. And why are you out that late anyway? Nothing good can happen (OK, maybe sometimes it does).

The pilot program is set to launch mid-October, so stay tuned for more info and how to download the app.

The service appears to be filling the void while The Hive’s Buzz Bus is temporarily suspended. Executive Director Kelsie Borland said the nonprofit was able to raise enough to get the bus back on the road when it broke down a few months ago, but does not have enough funds to offer late-night service. In the meantime, The Hive has been using its bus for youth and special events.

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