Get On Board with the Campaign
The On Board with RFTA campaign is co-chaired by Snowmass Village Mayor Markey Butler and New Castle Mayor Art Riddile, both RFTA board members. The campaign is seeking broad support from community members, business owners, elected officials, community organizations and nonprofits.
We need to work together as a region to ensure that RFTA can continue to provide the critical transportation services needed to reduce traffic congestion and help maintain our strong regional economy and mountain quality of life. RFTA services do not only benefit its riders. Some of us ride RFTA. All of us need it.
That’s why On Board with RFTA is asking for your support. There are many ways for community members to support the On Board with RFTA campaign:
- Make a donation to the campaign online or send it to On Board with RFTA, 129 Emma Road, Unit A1, Basalt, CO 81621.
- Download the endorsement sheet or fill it out online. Ask your family members, neighbors and co-workers to get On Board with RFTA by signing the endorsement.
- Learn more about Issue 7A and RFTA’s Destination 2040 plan by downloading the campaign’s fact sheet.
- Write a letter to the editor to one of our local newspapers. Here are some quick links to send a letter to the editor:
Tips for a successful Letter to the Editor:
- Focus your letter—Shorter is better and generally 200 words are recommended.
- Follow the newspaper’s guidelines.
- Open with a strong statement, and be sure to place the most important information at the beginning. Often, letters are edited to fit the space available—most often they are cut from the bottom up.
- Use a personal story or illustration to make your point.
- Tie your letter to recent news article or a prior letter to the editor, and, if you do so, reference the title and date of the article in your letter. If you are referring to a newspaper article, send your letter as soon as possible after an article has been published in the paper.
- In your signature line include your name, daytime and evening telephone numbers, email address, and mailing address so the paper can verify that you wrote the letter. Some editors may write or call to confirm your information. Only your name and city will be published.