Mountain Metropolitan Transit Begins Service to New VA Clinic on Opening Day
Monday, August 18, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Local veterans who need to access the new Veterans Administration (VA) Clinic by city bus can do so beginning August 18. Route 2, which currently operates between the Downtown Terminal and the El Paso County Citizens Service Center on Garden of the Gods Rd., will directly serve the new VA Clinic via a sheltered bus stop west of the Clinic’s main entrance.
“The new clinic is a great asset to our community, and with direct bus service to the site that asset is enhanced,” said Brian Vitulli, Planning Supervisor at Mountain Metro Transit (MMT).“Route 2 will provide customers, employees, and family members visiting the clinic with a convenient and reliable form of travel.”
Although the extended hours and addition of Saturday service for Route 2 will not go into effect until Monday, September 15, 2014, offering immediate access to the new VA Clinic was a part of initial plans for Route 2.
“When Route 2 was being developed, MMT planners knew that the expected opening of the VA Clinic would be prior to the Fall 2014 service change date in September, so they built extra time into the schedule to accommodate the route deviation beginning on August 18,” Vitulli said.
New riders of Route 2 can access the schedule and maps on the MMT website at mmtransit.comor call (719) 385-RIDE (7433) for more information.
Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Mountain Metro Mobility ADA Paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Mountain Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool, and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-bus program.