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Proposed Service Changes for Fall 2013 Public Meeting Schedule
Thursday, June 06, 2013


Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) has scheduled three public meetings. These meetings are designed to inform the public of the proposed service changes for Fall 2013 and to obtain public input prior to a final decision.

Meeting Location - June 10

Goodwill

1070 Kelly Johnson Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Locations - June 11

Colorado Springs City Hall

Academy Room, Lower level

107 N. Nevada Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

 

Colorado Springs City Hall

Academy Room, Lower level

107 N. Nevada Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Attendance at public meetings is not required to comment. You may also fax your comments to 719-385-5419 or email to transitinfo@springsgov.com. Comments will be accepted through June 18, 2013.

Please notify Mountain Metropolitan Transit at least 3 days in advance if you require communications assistance by calling 719-385-7433.

Below is a summary of the proposed service changes:

ROUTES WITH PROPOSED BUS STOP ADJUSTMENTS

Route #1, #3, #5, #25 It is proposed to implement bus stop standardization on routes: #1, #3, #5 and #25 to help keep buses moving and aid on-time performance for all riders. Bus stops will be spaced approximately every two to four blocks (or approximately 1000 to 1300 feet). In addition to spacing, other considerations, most importantly safety, will be applied when determining bus stop locations. This standardization policy aligns with best practices of the transit industry. List of bus stops.

ROUTES WITH PROPOSED BUS STOP AND ROUTING ADJUSTMENTS

Route #9 It is proposed to eliminate the existing bus stop on Sears property at Chapel Hills Mall.  Route #9 would continue to operate over its entire existing route in the vicinity of Chapel Hills Mall but it would not pull off of Briargate Parkway and drive on Mall/Sears property to the existing bus stop at the front doors of Sears. The bus would stop on Voyager Parkway at the new layover bus stop adjacent to Wal-Mart.

Route #25 It is proposed to eliminate the existing bus stop on Sears property at Chapel Hills Mall.  Instead, route #25 would serve Chapel Hills Mall from the street via two new bus stops that would be constructed on: northbound Academy Blvd (north of Briargate Parkway) and Jamboree Drive (next to Wal-Mart, opposite Sears).

ROUTES WITH PROPOSED ROUTING ADJUSTMENTS

Route #14 It is proposed to extend route #14 east from its existing terminus at Morning Sun Drive/Academy Blvd. to Doherty High School due to a request from the high school. 

ROUTE TO END FOR THE SEASON

Manitou Springs Summer Shuttle The seasonal Manitou Springs summer shuttle will end this fall on September 7, 2013 due to the route’s summer-only grant funding agreement.  The route would return in the spring of 2014 per the grant funding agreement.

MOUNTAIN METRO MOBILITY RESERVATION CHANGES

ADA Paratransit Riders It is proposed to make minor rule changes for eligible ADA riders making reservations for MMT’s ‘Metro Mobility’ service due to high demand on this service and a continued high level of trip cancellations.

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).