Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Jon Grossman: A Texan perspective at MusicFest

It's really weird to have a big music fest in town and not be invited to partake. You would think there would be a little more local outreach. I think this serves to create a little resentment at times. I know a lot of people miss Ski Jam. I wasn't around for that, but I've heard plenty of stories.

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Tim Keenan 1 month ago on The recruiting line: Some Western Slope transit agencies using pay raises, incentives to help recruit drivers

No doubt these folks deserve closer to $20/hr than $15. The bus service is funded by a 1 percent sales tax from both Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte. It also receives funding from a 1 percent tax on lift tickets sold in Mount Crested Butte. Anybody anybody?

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Tim Keenan 1 month ago on The recruiting line: Transit agencies on Western Slope struggle to hire seasonal bus drivers

Not sure who you guys have been interviewing, but from the people I've talked to -- locals and tourists alike -- reaction has been almost exclusively negative, especially lately with buses falling 45 minutes behind in some cases and the app/website unreliable. Very messy at this point. I'm afraid the bus service here is going to stick out in tourists' minds for all the wrong reasons. That's not to say it can't get better, but right now it doesn't look so good, and this is crunch time.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat City Council gets an earful about recent cuts to winter bus service

Oh yeah, and these buses every 35 minutes on the cinnamon line are driving me batty. You might think it should be simple enough to figure out, but I'm not having much luck. Lucky for me, the iPhone is coming to save the day.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat City Council gets an earful about recent cuts to winter bus service

I think it's gone about as well as could be expected. Council has known this was coming since at least October and gave no direction to add more money to enable the recruitment of more drivers or encouragement to stick with the existing winter schedule.

Not at all surprising this isn't going smooth as silk. Just wait another couple weeks till this town is packed with tourists. It should have been obvious, and I'm sure it was known, that such a radical schedule change would hit some snags. Consolidating stops like Mustang Run may work in the summer, but doing so in the winter seems to be asking for trouble. I can tell by the radio traffic that the drivers and dispatchers are having at least as hard a time with the changes as the passengers. Seems like there's a lot more coordination necessary, and many times it doesn't work out particularly smoothly. Hopefully for everyone involved, there can be some changes made here and there to smooth things out a little, and in a few months transit is going to need to evaluate how well this worked and decide how it wants to proceed for next year. But asking tourists to walk extra distance through condoland in the winter seems like a recipe for disaster. I actually have some friends that live over that way. Guess the next poker night might be a little more exciting than I bargained for.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Steamboat City Council moves forward with bus service cuts despite some objections from locals

Well, I'm fresh from the cinnamon line. Actually works out pretty well for me since I typically go downtown from the Ponds and not to the mountain. Ponds to downtown in 10 minutes is great! My roommate who's on ski patrol is not thrilled that the first orange line leaves the Ponds at 7:10. Doesn't seem to make much sense when this is where many if not most of the mountain workers live.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Steamboat Springs City Council barely approves city manager's list of 2015 goals

Reese, you've seen Mark before for sure. He usually wales away with his band at the pub: The Sneaky Bastards. Don't think I've seen him acoustic, though.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Founders of new food delivery business in Steamboat Springs were involved in travel company scam

I for one am glad Scott practiced some diligence and shared his findings with the community. Now if I avail myself of their services, I'm doing so with eyes open. Summary judgments don't happen unless it's a pretty clear-cut case.

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Tim Keenan 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Founders of new food delivery business in Steamboat Springs were involved in travel company scam

Just the way they've reacted to this article says a lot. Although it sounds like the Pilot basically brought them to the attention of the AG's office, so I can understand they'd be a bit peeved.

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