Mountain Metropolitan Transit Opens New Park-n-Ride for Carpoolers
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Residents in northeast Colorado Springs have a new carpooling option thanks to a new Park-n-Ride located on the northwest corner of Black Forest Road and Woodmen Road. Mountain Metro Transit built this Park-n-Ride to provide an opportunity for residents who live in northeast Colorado Springs to rendezvous at the location and carpool to their destination--reducing the number of single occupant vehicles on the road and lowering overall emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.
The Black Forest Park-n-Ride was primarily funded as part of a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant with the intent of reducing congestion within Colorado Springs and improving air quality. The design includes 215 parking spaces, a bus turnaround loop with space for three buses and a passenger waiting/loading area with space for shelters and other amenities for future, anticipated bus service. The lot is lighted with full cutoff LED lights, which decrease unnecessary light and significantly reduce power consumption.
For potential ride sharing opportunities based out of this Park-n-Ride, contact the Mountain Metro Rides program at 719.385.7437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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).