Mountain Metropolitan Transit Fall 2012 Service Changes
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Transit Services Division of the City of Colorado Springs, administrator of Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT), will implement its final fall service changes over the next few months. In order to assure productive and efficient operations, MMT services are continually monitored and service changes are made one to two times per year where necessary. Ridership, service hours, cost, community and customer input, and routing efficiencies are all considered.
Following is a summary of the upcoming fall 2012 service changes:
ADA (Metro Mobility) Service– The ADA paratransit fare will be increased by .50 cents to $3.50 per one-way trip. This change will align Mountain Metropolitan’s ADA fares with the Federally-allowed ADA maximum of two-times the local fixed-route fare. This adjustment will make Metro Mobility fares consistent with other similar sized transit systems and improve the cost recovery of this high cost program. Existing eligible ADA riders on Metro Mobility will still have the option to ride free on all of Mountain Metro’s local fixed-route buses. The fare increase will go into effect later this year.
FrontRange Express (FREX)– This express route will be eliminated due to projected long-term City funding shortfalls. Elimination of this express route will help stretch limited area transit funding dollars and preserve important local area bus transit and ADA paratransit services. The last day of service will be Friday, August 31, 2012.
Four public meetings were held to inform the public of the proposed fall 2012 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 www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).