Mountain Metropolitan Transit Final Service Changes for Fall 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) will implement the following final service changes for fall 2013 beginning September 8:
ROUTES WITH BUS STOP ADJUSTMENT
Route #1, #3, #5, #25 - Bus stop standardization on routes: #1, #3, #5 and #25 will be implemented to aid on-time performance for all riders. Bus stops will be spaced every two to four blocks (approximately 1000 - 1300 feet). Spacing, safety and other considerations will be applied when determining bus stop locations.
ROUTES WITH BUS STOP AND ROUTING ADJUSTMENT
Routes #9 and #25 - There will no longer be bus stops in the Chapel Hills Mall parking lot. Both routes 9 and 25 have been redesigned to use the new Voyager Parkway transfer center. These routes will also utilize the stop on Jamboree Drive for accessibility to the Chapel Hills Mall. This proposed change is due to Mountain Metropolitan Transit’s policy not to route its buses on private property.
Route #14 – Will be extended to Doherty High School, via Oro Blanco Drive and Barnes Road to accommodate students.
SEASONAL ROUTE CLOSING
Manitou Springs Summer Shuttle - The seasonal Manitou Springs summer shuttle will end on September 7, 2013. The route will return in the spring of 2014 per the summer-only grant funding agreement.
MOUNTAIN METRO MOBILITY RESERVATION CHANGES
ADA Paratransit Riders - Due to high demand on this service, minor rule changes will be implemented for eligible ADA riders making reservations for Mountain Metro Mobility service. Advance reservations will be taken for travel only up to 3 days in advance of travel instead of the current 7 days.
Subscription service for off-peak times is currently still available. Peak times subscriptions from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on weekdays are full. A waiting list is expected to be made available later in 2013.
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).