City transit plan: Stops every half-hour for Route 3 on Saturdays
Route 3 along Colorado/Manitou Avenue, one of the busiest bus routes in Colorado Springs, would have stops every half-hour on Saturdays, under planned changes by Colorado Springs' Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT).
Saturday buses on Route 3 now run every hour between 7:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. (when it last leaves the downtown terminal).
Another envisioned Westside change is removing the detour from Route 4 that was implemented when the Cimarron/I-25 interchange project started in 2015. The run will go back to using Cimarron Street through the interchange instead of Colorado Avenue between the downtown and Eighth/Limit streets. Other than some lingering contractor "punch-list" items, the interchange project finished in late 2017.
The transit plans also include changing the ADA fixed-route free fare to half- fare. “The purpose of the change is to improve fare equity [charging the same fare to all riders with a disability] while retaining the incentive for Metro Mobility customers to use the fixed-route bus system when able,” a press release states.
Public meetings on the above, along with changes to routes elsewhere in the city (Routes 1, 10, 19 and 32), are scheduled Jan. 23 and 24. The closest location for Westsiders is in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., which will host two meetings Jan. 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m.
For more information or to provide comments, call City Transit at 385-RIDE (7433), or e-mail email@example.com. The Mountain Metro website is http://mmtransit.com.
Westside Pioneer/press release