FREX Commuter Service Approved Through 2011
During their formal session on December 14, the Colorado Springs City Council approved funding to continue FrontRange Express (FREX) commuter bus service between Colorado Springs and Denver through 2011. This is welcome news for the people who use FREX for their commute between Colorado?s two largest employment markets. FREX is funded by Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) and state funds as well as advertising and fare revenue. FREX ridership continues its steady growth, with approximately 350 riders one way per day, in the month of November, up from an average of 257 riders per day in the first quarter of 2010.
Mass transit connections between Colorado Springs and Denver help reduce congestion and air pollution while enabling those who require transportation between these two areas an affordable option. FREX provides important interregional transportation for those who cannot afford an automobile and those who cannot drive including seniors and the disabled.
FREX service will maintain its current schedule without interruption until further notice and transit officials will continue to seek sustainable funding options for FREX beyond 2011.FREX is operated by the City of Colorado Springs, Transit Services Division/Mountain Metropolitan Transit. For more information, please visit www.FrontRangeExpress.com or call 719-636-FREX (3739) or 877-425-FREX (3739).