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Free Manitou Springs shuttle begins downtown route

Published On: May 19 2013 03:53:38 PM CDT   Updated On: May 19 2013 07:28:12 PM CDT

Manitou Springs debuts its shuttle service to help with lack of parking for visitors. KRDO's Jaclyn Rostie hopped on the bus.

The city of Manitou Springs is trying to take away the hassle of finding a parking spot.  A new shuttle service began on Sunday morning.

It's free and operates everyday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. through the summer season.  The bus will run along Manitou and Ruxton avenues.

For a complete schedule and route information please go to SpringsGov.com

Mayor Marc Snyder hopes it will cut down on congestion.  "We're constrained by mountains on three sides, Colorado Springs to the east, so we don't have a lot of options for additional parking.  We are hoping the shuttle will address that issue," said Snyder.

J Woodard was among the first riders on Sunday morning.  He was using the new shuttle to take him and a friend up to the Manitou Incline.

"I was only waiting for five minutes, it's really nice," said Woodard.  He anticipates the new shuttle will become quite busy.

Victoria Torrez and her brother also rode the shuttle to the Incline on Sunday.  She said she didn't find parking and noticed the new bus.

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