Mountain Metro Service Changes for Fall 2018

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Beginning Sunday, September 30, Mountain Metro will add service enhancements including additional 15 minute bus service on two existing routes, two brand new routes, and a new fare option. The new Route 18 will provide service along Union Boulevard between Boulder Street and Montebello Drive. A new Express Route 40 serves the PPCC Rampart Campus giving students another transportation option. The new 31-day Special bus pass provides youth, 18 and under, elderly, 60 and above, and the disabled a very affordable option. Customers who qualify for the special pass can ride for $1.00 per day.

Following is a summary of the fall 2018 service changes, for a more detailed explanation please visit mmtransit.com.

Service Enhancements:

Route 1 – Weekday, daytime frequency on Route 1 (Hillside – Hancock Plaza) will increase to 15 minutes from 30 minutes.

Route 27 – Weekday, daytime frequency on Route 27 (S. Academy Blvd. – PPCC) will increase to 15 minutes from 30 minutes.

New Route 18

This new weekday, 45-minute frequency, daytime route will operate on Union Boulevard between Boulder Street and Montebello Drive. This new service fills a north/south gap between the Nevada and Academy corridors. Connections can be made from Route 5 (Boulder St. – Citadel) and Route 25 (N. Academy Blvd. – Voyager Pkwy.) both routes operate with 15-minute frequencies during weekdays.

New Route 40

A weekday, 30-minute frequency, express-route service operating on Voyager Parkway from the Voyager Parkway Transfer Center to Pikes Peak Community College–Rampart Campus. Connections to Route 40 can be made from Route 25 (N. Academy Blvd. – Voyager Pkwy.) and Route 39 (Corporate Dr. – Voyager Pkwy.). This route began service on August 27, 2018 to meet the PPCC fall semester timeline.

New Fare Option:

Special 31-Day Pass

Those eligible for the new special 31-day pass include youth (ages 6 – 18) disabled and seniors (60 and above). The special fare 31-day pass sells for $31.00.

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-bus program. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).

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