Sunday service (hourly) starting for the avenue's Route 3Sunday service is getting started on Mountain Metropolitan Transit's Route 3.
The service up and down Colorado/Manitou Avenue will have its first Sunday ridership March 30.
The change, one of several in the MMT system, was implemented as a result of rider surveys and public meetings, with the added cost being covered by extra revenues from the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority.
Route 3 will have buses running hourly between 7:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Sundays, plans show. The added service will also be in effect on Memorial Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July and Labor Day.
This will be the second straight year that Route 3 has gotten a boost. Night service was added last year.
Another Westside route that will be changed is Route 14. The 14 bus will still leave the downtown station and go north through the Westside using Spruce, Walnut and Chestnut, although with a “minor route change” on the way, according to an MMT press release. Also as before, the 14 bus will arrive at El Paso County's Citizen Service Center on Garden of the Gods Road. However, riders will need a transfer to continue east from the center, because that part of what used to be Route 14 will become the new Route 34.
The other change for Route 14 is that it will no longer have Saturday service. However, Route 34 will.
For more information, call 385-7433 or go to http://www.mmtransit.com.
Westside Pioneer/press release