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Proposed Service Changes for Spring 2015 Public Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, January 20, 2015


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) has scheduled five public meetings. These meetings are designed to inform the public of the proposed service changes for spring 2015, effective April 5, and to obtain public input prior to a final decision.

 

Public Meeting Schedule

Monday, January 26

5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.

Colorado Springs City Hall

Academy Room, Lower level

107 N. Nevada Avenue

 

Tuesday, January 27

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Citizens Service Center

1675 Garden of the Gods Rd.

 

Wednesday, January 28

5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.

Imagination Celebration

Upper level, Citadel Mall

750 Citadel Drive East

 

Thursday, January 29

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Southeast Armed Services YMCA

2190 Jetwing Drive

 

Thursday, January 29

5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.

Doherty High School

4515 Barnes Rd. 

 

Attendance at public meetings is not required to comment. You may also fax your comments to 719-385-5419 or email to transitinfo@springsgov.com. Comments will be accepted through January 30, 2015.Please notify Mountain Metropolitan Transit at least 3 days in advance if you require communications assistance by calling 719-385-7433.

Following is a summary of the proposed service changes, for a more detailed explanation please visit www.mmtransit.com.

PROPOSED SERVICE INCREASE

Adding 15 Minute Service to Route 5

Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) is pursuing the implementation of an “H” System where bus service frequency is increased on our highest ridership routes. This will increase the overall productivity of our transit system, improve mobility for our citizens and attract new riders. As the first phase of this project, MMT proposes to increase frequency on Route 5 from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.

Adding Afternoon Bus to Route 25

MMT proposes to add a bus to weekday afternoon service on Route 25.  Data has shown that on-time performance decreases in the afternoons due to heavy passenger loads and traffic congestion.  Adding a bus to Route 25 should address on-time issues.

Adding Saturday Service

MMT proposes to re-establish Saturday service on Routes 4, 6 & 8, based on ridership data. 

PROPOSED CHANGES TO EXISTING ROUTES

Redirecting Routes 2 and 14 to Access El Paso County Citizens Service Center

MMT proposes routing changes to Routes 2 and 14 that would direct buses through the roundabout at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center to improve on-time performance. 

Restructuring Route 4

Reconstruction of the Cimarron/I-25 interchange is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015.  The project is expected to last two years and will affect a portion of Route 4, therefore a long-term route deviation is needed.

Reassigning Departure Times for Routes 6 and 8

In order to improve operations at the Downtown Terminal, MMT proposes to reassign Routes 6 and 8 to depart from the terminal at 45 minutes after the hour as opposed to 15 minutes after the hour. This would decrease the number of buses departing at 15 minutes after the hour from 12 buses to 10 buses, making it easier for them to leave the terminal more quickly.

Restructuring Route 7

Increasing frequency on Route 5 would require certain route changes to the 7.  Routes 5 and 7 are currently interlined, but Route 5 must stand alone in order to run at 15-minute intervals.

Relocating Myron Stratton Stop on Route 10

MMT proposes to relocate the stop on Myron Stratton property and reroute Route 10 to stay on S. Nevada Avenue/Highway 115. The stop will be moved to the entrance to Myron Stratton on Nevada Avenue/Highway 115.

Restructuring Route 22

MMT therefore proposes eliminating a section of Route 22 along Chelton Rd. and Airport Rd. and replacing it with the higher ridership area along Murray Blvd.

Restructuring Route 24 and Interlining with Route 23

Sections of Route 24 experience extremely low ridership and are therefore unsustainable.  MMT proposes to eliminate Route 24 with service to Peterson Air Force Base, but to redesign Route 23 to incorporate the high ridership portions of Route 24.

Restructuring Route 34 and Interlining with Route 14

In order to address on-time performance issues on Route 14, MMT proposes to interline Route 14 with Route 34.  

Interlining Routes 5, 7 and 25 for Weekday Evenings and Saturday/Sunday Service

To address on-time performance on Route 25, MMT proposes to interline Routes 5, 7 and 25.

Modifying Saturday Service on Route 34

MMT proposes to eliminate the mid-day service interruption on Route 34 on Saturdays to assist with ridership and reduce passenger confusion.  

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).