Mountain Metro to host public meetings

Mountain Metropolitan Transit, the city’s busing service, is considering expanding weekend service throughout the city, including on four lines that service Southeast. [Colorado Springs Independent photo/File]

Proposed changes mean more bus service in Southeast

By LILY REAVIS
Special to The Express

Mountain Metropolitan Transit will host three public meetings next week to gather community feedback on proposed bus service changes. The purpose of the meetings is to consider local input before making a final decision regarding the alterations.

The proposed changes would increase weekend services on several lines, including some that serve Southeast.

The first calls for the addition of Saturday evening services on multiple routes that currently run on weekday evenings. Routes 1, 11, 22 and 27, which service Southeast, will each add Saturday-evening services if the motion is passed, as will Routes3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 19, 23, 25 and 39.

The second proposed change would increase Sunday operation frequency on Mountain Metro’s five top-performing lines, increasing bus regularity from every 60 to every 30 minutes. This change would affect Routes 1 and 27, which operate between the Downtown Terminal and Hancock Plaza and between South Academy Boulevard and Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus, respectively. Routes 3, 5 and 25 would also increase Sunday frequency if the change is approved.

The first meeting is slated for 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the Academy Room at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue. The second is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Library 21c, located at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. It will take place in the Create Space.

On Wednesday, July 10, a meeting will be hosted in Southeast Colorado Springs, at the Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus. It is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Grove, Room A201. The campus is located at 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Each meeting is scheduled to last one hour.

Mountain Metro is urging community members to submit questions and concerns, whether or not they plan to attend a meeting. Input may be faxed to 719-385-5419or emailed to transitinfo@springsgov.com, and will be accepted through July 12.

For further information, full schedules or route maps, visit mmtransit.com or call 719-385-7433.

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Mountain Metropolitan Transit, the city’s busing services, has planned three sessions to gather public feedback on proposed service changes. If approved, the changes would mean increased service on three Southeast-serving lines.
Meeting times and locations are:
* 9 to 10 a.m., July 9, City Hall Academy Room, 107 N. Nevada Ave.
* noon to 1 p.m., July 9 Create Space at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive.
* 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., July 10, Pikes Peak Community College, Room A201, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.
For more information, or for bus routes and schedules, visit mmtransit.com.

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