Road Runner Transit connects the La Plata County areas of Ignacio to Durango and Bayfield to Durango with medical services, jobs, education, and shopping. This is a public transportation system. All routes leave at the scheduled time. It is recommended to be at your stop at least 5 minutes early and visible to the driver.

The bus routes are operated by state (CDOT) and local grants. Its services provide for those who want to continue to live a life that is safe and an equitable option.  As gas prices have increased in recent years, many commuters have found that they can save money by riding the Road Runner. Local support now comes primarily from municipal and county governments

The Road Runner will stop outbound at Walmart and Mercy Medical Center. Stops on all runs to some locations are now by request until demand increases. Road Runner links with Durango Transit at the Durango Transit Center.

Route Deviations: Persons with disabilities who need to be picked up on a route. Please call 970-563-4545 the day before your planned trip to allow the driver extra time for your pickup. The Road Runner will travel up to one mile off the main route to pick you up if you are disabled.

Newly added is The Bustang Outrider running from Durango to Grand Junction, Co. where you can meet up with Greyhound Bus Lines or Amtrak Train services. See our website:


We service the Ignacio, Bayfield areas with trips to Durango. These scheduled routes run Monday through Friday ONLY. There is no weekend service for these areas. Dial-A-Ride operates within Ignacio/Bayfield (beginning 4-15-21) city limits from Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and on Saturdays and Sundays (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)


The following are grounds for refusal of service or ejection from the bus:

  • Smoking on or near the bus
  • Alcoholic drinks or intoxication
  • Profanity or loud language
  • Any behavior which threatens passenger safety or causes distraction to the driver

Route Deviations

If you are disabled and need to be picked up off the main route, please call Dispatch at 970-563-4545 to schedule, a day before your planned trip. Road Runner Transit will travel up to one mile off the scheduled route to pick you up, once approved and during the routes schedule. Time and weather may limit availability of this service.

Dial-A-Ride Service

Dial-A-Ride is a Demand Response system with door to door service in the Ignacio/Bayfield (beginning 4-15-21) city limits only. Call dispatch at 970-563-4545 (M-F) for reservations and

970-799-6201 (Sat and Sun), the driver will advise you of the length of time before picking you up. Handicapped riders are welcome also please advise the driver of your handicap so the correct amount of time will be allowed for pickup. This service is available 7 days a week, M-F (7 a.m. – 8 p.m.), Sat and Sun (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Access for Persons with Disabilities

  • All Road Runner buses are wheelchair accessible.
  • Service animals are welcome.

Policies Regarding Transporting Children

  • Children 11 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult (Age 17 or older).
  • Children 4 years and younger or 40 pounds and under, must be in a car seat appropriate for their size that you provide. Children 4 years and younger ride free with an adult.


In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. SoCoCAA/RRT does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender information, pregnancy or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

For more information about these statutes or to file a complaint, contact SoCoCAA/RRT designated disability rights and Title V1 Coordinator/Division Director, William Jay Rhodes, P.O. Box 800, Ignacio, CO 81137. Telephone: (970) 563-4545 or The Federal Transit Administration, Attn: Complaint Team, East Building, 5th Floor TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone (1-800) 446-4511. Information in non- English alternative formats may be obtained through the persons listed above.