The City of Colorado Springs and Metro Rides Offer School Transportation Options
With the summer months flying by, parents and school-age children will be gearing up for the next school year. The City of Colorado Springs Metro Rides group offers a free Schoolpool service that can help with school transportation needs.
The Metro Rides' program provides a free carpool matching service for parents. It's easy to sign up, just fill out a Schoolpool application and send it in; you'll receive a list of parents in your neighborhood with children who attend the same school. You can then contact each other to start a carpool. You can also receive an application by mail if you contact Metro Rides at 385-7433, option 2.
Schoolpools can help reduce congestion at school drop-off and pick-up areas, save time and money and help improve air quality by reducing the number of vehicles on the roadways. For more information call 385-RIDE or visit www.mmtransit.com.
Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides fixed-route bus service and Metro Mobility service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, as well as other services such as ridesharing, FrontRange Express and the Ute Pass Express commuter services. For added convenience, Mountain Metropolitan Transit offers bike racks on all buses through its bike-n-bus program.
For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.SpringsGov.com/transit, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).