Located in Colorado’s Banana Belt, Pueblo, Colorado is considered semi-arid desert land and receives significantly less snowfall than other cities in Colorado. It sits at the confluence of Fountain Creek and the Arkansas River which formed the border between the United States and Mexico around 1842. The settlement was named Fort Pueblo and was intended to be a trading post. Today, Pueblo has a population of just over 100,000 residents and is the Pueblo County seat.
Pueblo, Colorado offers residents bus service through Pueblo Transit. There are 12 bus routes throughout the city. There is also a Citi-Lift program that offers fixed-rate transportation to people with disabilities. For longer trips, there is a greyhound station and an Amtrak station. Overall, Pueblo has fewer residents who use public transportation—almost 50% less than the national average.