Mountain Metro Changes Bus Service Due to Overcrowding

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Mountain Metro is experiencing overcrowding on some buses. In an effort to alleviate the overcrowding and to meet the El Paso County Health Department’s guidance for social distancing, two very low ridership routes will be temporarily suspended and those buses and drivers will be used on the routes that are experiencing overcrowding.

  • There are no cuts to the ADA Paratransit service

 

  • Temporarily suspended:
  • Route #18 – Union Blvd. to Montebello Square
  • Route #38 – Montebello Square, Memorial North, Children’s Hospital. Route 38 is a demonstration project partially funded by the Colorado Springs Health Foundation, Children’s Hospital Colorado and UC Health Memorial Hospital North. Low ridership due to the pandemic is undermining the purpose of the demonstration project. All parties involved have agreed to a temporary suspension of the route.

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 use clean diesel technology and 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-bus program. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).

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