Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mountain Metro Transit increases service in Academy Boulevard corridor

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Mountain Metropolitan Transit is expanding service by making buses on one of its most popular routes make stops every 15 minutes instead of 30.

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The route runs from the Citadel Mall to Voyager Parkway, as shown on the map to the right.

Here's the release:

Beginning Monday October 2 riders will be able to catch a city bus every 15 minutes on North Academy Boulevard. Route 25, which runs between the Citadel Mall and Voyager Parkway, will see increased service from 30 minutes to 15 minutes Monday through Friday. This popular route is one of the top three highest ridership routes in the system. Riders can now travel from the downtown area to the northern-most part of the city using this premium bus service for their entire trip. Other route improvements include adding an additional bus to Routes 10 and 11, which serve southern portions of the city, traveling between the downtown core and Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus. The additional bus will improve on-time performance for these two routes.

“We are continuing with our objective of improving our hub-and-spoke system by implementing a series of high-frequency transit routes. We now offer 15 minute bus service along Boulder Street and Platte Avenue and to northern Colorado Springs along Academy Boulevard; 15 minute service to UCCS utilizing Nevada Avenue and Weber Street; and 15 minute bus service to PPCC with Routes 10 and 11 along South Nevada Avenue,” said Craig Blewitt, director, Mountain Metropolitan Transit.

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

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