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Summer Haul Pass Video Contest Winners!
Friday, October 17, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Mountain Metropolitan Transit announces the winners of its Summer Haul Pass video contest. First place goes to Ellora Doris from Palmer High School for her video titled Adventure Is Out There. Second place goes to Russel Bowen, also from Palmer High School, for his video titled The Treasure. Both students will receive gift card prizes for their outstanding work.

"The Metro Mountain Transit video contest was an excellent way for my students to put their skills to work in an authentic way,” Commented Curtis Maberry, Digital Media Studies teacher at Palmer High School.  “In my class, we constantly strive to find ways to apply students' learning to real-world situations, and a contest of this nature allowed them to do just that.”

Mountain Metro’s Summer Haul Pass program offers unlimited bus rides for youth through the summer months for only $25, and has helped many kids in the Pikes Peak region get to events, local attractions and summer jobs. As the summer season ended, students were invited to create a video, either through Vine™ or for YouTube™, about Mountain Metro bus service, highlighting why public transportation is important to them. “I am certainly proud of them and appreciative of the recognition these two students are receiving for their effort and for the final product,” says Maberry. “It's thrilling and satisfying that their promotional videos were chosen as winners."

Craig Blewitt, director Mountain Metropolitan Transit said, “This contest and our other Summer Haul Pass promotions help build awareness with young people about the value of public transportation”.

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, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).