While GVRTA owns and retains title to all buses provided for ground transportation contract service, the service contractor is required to conduct all scheduled preventive maintenance and as needed repair. The contractual requirements for vehicle maintenance follow manufacturers’ minimum requirements and vary based on the two types of vehicles in the fleet.

Alpine Express has one maintenance shop location in Gunnison with six staff members that maintain GVRTA vehicles, one lead mechanic, two maintenance technicians and three detail technicians.

The primary objectives of the service contractor on behalf of GVRTA include:
1. Maintaining all transit vehicle rolling stock in safe, clean, and efficient working condition;
2. Providing a preventative maintenance (PM) program with scheduled services for all types of rolling stock;
3. Documenting and maintaining organized records of all maintenance work performed; and
4. Supporting a well-trained maintenance work force proficient in most aspects of vehicle maintenance.