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Mountain Metropolitan Transit Fall 2011 Service Changes

The Transit Services Division of the City of Colorado Springs, administrator of Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT), will implement its fall service changes beginning in late October. In order to assure continued productive, efficient operations, MMT services are continually monitored and service changes are made 1 to 2 times per year where necessary. Ridership, service hours, quality of service, cost, community and customer input, and routing efficiencies are all considered.

Following is a summary of the upcoming fall 2011 service changes; more details are availableonline:

Route #8 – Cache la Poudre Street – A 5-block section on Willamette Avenue will be relocated to Cache la Poudre Street. This will reduce duplicative routing and improve service to Colorado College and Palmer High School.  New routing begins October 31, 2011.

Route #12 – Palmer Park Boulevard – A 4-block segment of El Paso Street and a 2-block section of Kiowa Street will be relocated to Wahsatch Avenue and Willamette Avenue. This will improve on-time performance and reduce out-of-direction travel. A 2-block section of E. Buena Ventura Street will be relocated to E. Caramillo Street. This will eliminate a problematic intersection at Buena Ventura Street and Palmer Park Boulevard. New routing begins October 31, 2011.

Route #25 – Academy Boulevard – There will be minor schedule adjustments to address recent construction completion at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard. New schedule begins October 31, 2011.

Ute Pass Express Elimination – The last day of service will be Friday, October 28, 2011. Service is being eliminated due to the close of the federal grant period, low ridership, and lack of funding.

Three public hearings were held to inform the public of the proposed fall 2011 service changes and to solicit comments from the public.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service, express bus service, and 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 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-busprogram.

For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).