Effective immediately, Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) will close the restrooms at the Downtown Terminal, located on the corner of Nevada Avenue and Kiowa Street, for methamphetamine contamination testing.
During a routine inspection of the restrooms at the Downtown Terminal on Thursday, March 30th, a security officer became ill and was taken by ambulance to the hospital where they were later released. As a precaution the restrooms were closed and a planned deep cleaning was done on Saturday, April 1st. The decision was also made to open restrooms only to drivers, staff and passengers going forward.
On Monday, April 3, MMT received additional information that indicated the security guard may have been exposed to methamphetamine and, as a result, the bathrooms were immediately closed. The restrooms will remain closed until they can be thoroughly tested and if needed, MMT will conduct any necessary mitigation.
In November of last year, MMT increased security presence at the Downtown Terminal, and in January even more security was added especially around the restrooms. Security guards monitor the terminal for loitering and inappropriate behavior. Janitorial service hours were also increased last month.