Mountain Metropolitan Transit Adds New Bus Route
Monday, May 19, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) will begin service for new Route 2on Monday, May 19. Route 2 buses will run hourly during peak periods five-and-a-half hours per day during the week. Buses will run from the Downtown Terminal at 127 E. Kiowa Street to Garden of the Gods Road via I-25 and Centennial Boulevard. The addition of this new route will improve access to the El Paso County Citizens Service Center (CSC) and other social service providers on Garden of the Gods Road. Route 2 will help reduce delays on the current Route 14, which also serves the CSC.
Additionally, Route 2 will provide access to the new Veterans Administration facility on Centennial Boulevard, which is scheduled to open August 18, 2014. Funding for Route 2 through September 8, 2014, will come from the currently approved PPRTA operating budget. Funding through the end of 2014 is proposed to come from the2013 PPRTA revenue surplus. Based on Mountain Metro’s five-year financial projection, this new service will be sustainable for the foreseeable future.
Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Mountain 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 Mountain 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).