COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Route 40, the new express bus service to Pikes Peak Community College Rampart campus, will begin on Monday, August 27 the first day of classes for fall semester. Route 40 runs weekdays every 30 minutes along Voyager Parkway from the Voyager Parkway Transfer Center to Pikes Peak Community College. PPCC partnered with Mountain Metro to help fund the new bus service through student fees and the Colorado Springs Health Foundation provided additional grant funding for the express bus service. Pikes Peak Community College students also participate in Mountain Metro’s College Pass Program and can ride any Mountain Metro bus, any time, by simply swiping their student ID card.
“All PPCC campuses can now connect to our public transit system. We are excited to be able to provide this new express service and offer a transportation option to students who might not otherwise be able to attend classes on the Rampart campus,” said Craig Blewitt, director Mountain Metropolitan Transit.
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).