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City of Colorado Springs / News

Mountain Metropolitan Transit Offers Transportation Training For Seniors
Tuesday, September 11, 2012


The Transit Services Division of the City of Colorado Springs, administrator of Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT), is offering a free public transportation training class for seniors. Older adults who can no longer drive or simply prefer not to, can benefit greatly by using public transportation to help facilitate independence and mobility. MMT’s senior bus fare is only .85 cents making it a very affordable choice.

Spend an informative day with transit staff to learn about transportation options and how to use local transit bus service. The class is free and open to the public. Participants will learn trip planning tips, advantages and disadvantages of various transit options, take an actual ride on a city bus, and more.

CLASS  DETAILS

When:          
Wednesday September 19, 2012
9:00 a.m. – approximately 3:00 p.m.

Where:          
Transit Administration Office
1015 Transit Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

How to Register:       
Please register by September 17, 2012
Call John Oliphint at 385-5620
Or fill out this online application and fax to 385-5419 or mail it to the above address

Important:          
*Participants must be able to walk or use their wheelchair to travel approximately two blocks to a bus stop.
*Participants need to bring a brown bag lunch and water.
*Maximum class size is 25.

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).Mountain Metro, clean, safe, and economical.

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