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Mountain Metropolitan Transit Replaces 30 Metro Mobility Vans ...


Better Serve the Disabled Community

 

Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) has replaced 30 Metro Mobility vans. The mobility vans provide transportation for people with disabilities who are certified as eligible by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The new vans will replace older vehicles that have reached their useful life, improving reliability and reducing maintenance costs. In 2010, Metro Mobility's paratransit service provided 140,000 trips for its customers. Metro Mobility's service area includes corridors within a -mile radius of MMT's fixed-route bus service.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to update our Metro Mobility vans. This program provides safe, reliable, transportation for many people with disabilities who often have few choices when it comes to getting to the doctor, the grocery store and other critical-need locations," said Craig Blewitt, director Mountain Metropolitan Transit.

Each van can carry up to 12 passengers and all of the vans are equipped with passenger lifts that will accommodate wheelchairs. The vans were funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides fixed-route bus service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, as well as other services such as ridesharing, paratransit service, FrontRange Express and the Ute Pass Express commuter services.

For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.SpringsGov.com/transit, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).