Mountain Metropolitan Transit Final Service Changes For Spring 2013
Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) will implement the following final service changes for Spring 2013 beginning April 1 with the exception of the Manitou Shuttle service which will begin May 19, 2013:
Evening Service on Key Routes
MMT will add evening services to its most productive routes. Hourly service will extend bus service until approximately 9:45 p.m. The routes that originate at the Downtown Transfer Station will have their last departure at 9:15 p.m. (versus the current last trip at 6:15 p.m.). Routes include:
#1: Hillside-Hancock Plaza
#3: Colorado Avenue
#5: Boulder Street
#7: Pikes Peak Ave. - Citadel
#9: South portion only - Downtown Transfer Station to UCCS
#10: Hwy 115 - Pikes Peak Community College (ends at 7:08 p.m.)
#11: World Arena - Pikes Peak Community College
#25: Academy Blvd.
Manitou Summer Shuttle
Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) will add a circulator bus in downtown Manitou Springs. The route will help alleviate parking congestion near the Pikes Peak Cog Railway and the Manitou Incline. The summer service will start on 5/19/2013 and end on 9/7/2013. There will be no fare due to the short route and the availability of federal grant funding. The route will operate along Manitou Avenue and connect to the Cog Railway/Incline area on Ruxton Avenue. It will operate daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MMT will add a taxi voucher option for existing ADA paratransit, Metro Mobility customers who meet certain trip criteria and who are interested in taking advantage of this option. No riders will lose ADA Metro Mobility service, rather; this is an additional service option. The option is being added as a way to promote independence and help control costs.
CHANGES TO FARE OPTIONS
MMT will add a new fixed-route transit day pass ($4). Riders will have unlimited rides until midnight the same day of activation. This new Day Pass will be available for sale at MMT fare boxes and at ticket vending machines only.
22-Ride Bus Ticket
The existing 22-ride pass will be replaced with a 20-ride pass. To correspond with the reduced number of trips, the cost will be reduced from $35 to $32 and the ‘Special’ reduced-rate passes for seniors/youth/disabled riders will be reduced to $16 from $17.50.
Summer Haul Pass
The price of this existing summer youth pass will increase from $20 to $25 in an effort to increase cost-recovery for this special unlimited-ride summer youth pass program.
CHANGES TO EXISTING ROUTES
Route 14 - Chestnut St - Garden of the Gods Rd
Minor schedule/timepoint adjustments will be made to this route to improve on-time performance.
Route 25 – Academy Blvd.
Minor schedule/timepoint adjustments will be made to this route to improve on-time performance on Saturdays.
Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route 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). Mountain Metro, clean, safe, and economical.