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Try Transit Day Friday, May 9, 2014
Thursday, May 08, 2014


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) will be offering free bus rides to the Try Transit Celebration at Ivywild School from 12-8 p.m. this Friday as part of the first annual Commute Week. Two City buses will provide free transportation between the downtown Colorado Springs bus stop at Cascade Ave. and Colorado Ave., Pikes Peak Community College Centennial campus, and Ivywild School. The commute time will be 15 – 20 minutes and the routes will run directly from the outlying stops to the Try Transit Celebration at Ivywild School with no stops in between.

If you have never used the City bus system, now is your chance. Friendly people on board each bus will give you all the information you need to become a green commuter. Fort Carson will also provide a free shuttle from the post to PPCC. The Try Transit Day Celebration at Ivywild School will offer a concentration of activities and entertainment including:

  • Music from DJ “Karson with a K” raffles and giveaways
  • Live broadcast on local radio
  • Discount on Bristol Brewing Company's Mass Transit Ale
  • Commuter exhibition in the Ivywild School gymnasium.
  • Entertainment for kids, including performers from the Millibo Art Theater, Buster, the MMT mascot, and more!
Raffle Prizes Awarded at the Try Transit Day Celebration Include:
GIFT CERTIFICATES TO:
AS WELL AS PRIZES FROM:

The goal of Commute Week is to promote the benefits of green commuting by raising awareness of public transit and the recent addition of new bus services, community programs and available resources that help to make commuting by biking, walking, carpooling and riding local transit a sound transportation choice for citizens of Colorado Springs.

Commute Week festivities will include discounts from local businesses for transit riders throughout the week; a Try Transit Celebration which will take place Friday, May 9 12-8 p.m. at Ivywild School with entertainment for kids, live music, drawings and giveaways; and a Commuter Challenge encouraging local employees to band together and pledge to use alternative modes of transport to commute to work at least one day during Commute Week. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

Local partners and sponsors of Commute Week include Ivywild School, Millibo Art Theatre, Amblicab, Beauty Bar, City Rock, Fifty Fifty Coffee House, Radiantly Raw, Sports Authority, Wendy’s, ProCycling, Criterium, Ex Lotus Photography, The Independence Center, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, Transit Passenger Advisory Committee and Fort Carson Morale, Welfare and Recreation. For more information please contact Kelley Heider at kheider@springsgov.com.


Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Mountain 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 Mountain 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).