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Mountain Metro Transit considering route, other changes

Published On: Jun 06 2013 01:31:02 PM CDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Mountain Metropolitan Transit has scheduled three public meetings to discuss a series of changes being considered for the fall of 2013: 

June 10
Goodwill
1070 Kelly Johnson Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

June 11
Colorado Springs City Hall
Academy Room, Lower level
107 N. Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Colorado Springs City Hall
Academy Room, Lower level
107 N. Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

ROUTES WITH PROPOSED BUS STOP ADJUSTMENTS
It is proposed to implement bus stop standardization on routes: #1, #3, #5 and #25 to help keep buses moving and aid on-time performance for all riders. Bus stops will be spaced approximately every two to four blocks (or approximately 1000 to 1300 feet). In addition to spacing, other considerations, most importantly safety, will be applied when determining bus stop locations. This standardization policy aligns with best practices of the transit industry.

ROUTES WITH PROPOSED BUS STOP AND ROUTING ADJUSTMENTS
It is proposed to eliminate the existing bus stop on Sears property at Chapel Hills Mall. Route #9 would continue to operate over its entire existing route in the vicinity of Chapel Hills Mall but it would not pull off of Briargate Parkway and drive on Mall/Sears property to the existing bus stop at the front doors of Sears. The bus would stop on Voyager Parkway at the new layover bus stop adjacent to Wal-Mart.

It is proposed to eliminate the existing bus stop on Sears property at Chapel Hills Mall.  Instead, route #25 would serve Chapel Hills Mall from the street via two new bus stops that would be constructed on: northbound Academy Boulevard (north of Briargate Parkway) and Jamboree Drive (next to Wal-Mart, opposite Sears).

ROUTES WITH PROPOSED ROUTING ADJUSTMENTS
It is proposed to extend route #14 east from its existing terminus at Morning Sun Drive/Academy Boulevard to Doherty High School due to a request from the high school.

ROUTE TO END FOR THE SEASON
The seasonal Manitou Springs summer shuttle will end this fall on September 7, 2013 due to the route's summer-only grant funding agreement. The route would return in the spring of 2014 per the grant funding agreement.

MOUNTAIN METRO MOBILITY RESERVATION CHANGES
It is proposed to make minor rule changes for eligible ADA riders making reservations for MMT's 'Metro Mobility' service due to high demand on this service and a continued high level of trip cancellations.

For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).

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