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Mountain Metropolitan Transit Ridership Up 10% Over 2013
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) reports ridership is up. The local fixed-route bus service provided nearly 3 million one-way trips during 2014. That puts ridership up 10% over 2013 which came in at just over 2.6 million one-way trips.

MMT attributes the increase in ridership to increased service providing riders with more options and to enhanced marketing and promotions efforts. “By providing service 362 days a year, up from 307 in 2013, adding two additional routes including service to the new Veteran Affairs clinic, and adding more evening service, we have been able to give riders more options,” said Craig Blewitt, Director, Mountain Metropolitan Transit.

“We are also increasing our marketing and promotions efforts including a focus on free travel training classes with local groups who are interested in learning how to use the bus system and reaching out to local employers whose employees can benefit from using the bus to get to and from work,” saidBlewitt.

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-bus program.