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Mountain Metro Rides Provides Free Schoolpool Matching Service
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--Mountain Metro Rides connects families of children attending the same school through its free schoolpool matching service. To find out if you have a schoolpool match, simply fill out and submit an application. Mountain Metro Rides will provide a list of families that have children who attend your child’s school and live nearby. Parents then contact each other and start a schoolpool based on individual needs and preferences.

Participants may choose to put together “bike trains”, “walking school buses”, or designate block captains to supervise children on their way to school. If your schoolpool application has a match, Mountain Metro Rides will provide you with a free map of the area around the school with crossing guards, lighted intersections, and bike paths highlighted to assist you in planning the best route.

Schoolpools help reduce congestion at school drop-off and pick-up areas, save time and money and help improve air quality by reducing the number of vehicles on the roadways. For more information call 385-7437 or visit Mountain Metro Rides online. If schoolpool does not turn up a match the city bus may be a good option; bus fare for youth, 18 and under, is only 85 cents per ride.

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, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).