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Mountain Metropolitan Transit Downtown Station Study Community Open House: Wednesday, October 19th

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Wed. October 19th, 2016 - 06:15pm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— As the Downtown Station Study continues to progress, Mountain Metropolitan Transit is hosting a community open house on October 19th. The event will provide an update on the study and the process used to identify potential sites for a new multimodal transit station in Colorado Springs.

A new downtown station is needed to improve operations, safety, and rider experience throughout the current and future Mountain Metropolitan Transit system, as well as enhance downtown redevelopment opportunities. This study is examining options for a new multimodal transit site within the boundaries of I-25 to the West, Wahsatch Avenue to the East, Boulder Street to the North and Las Animas Street to the South.

“A redesigned downtown transit station will allow us to improve the safety, reliability and accessibility of our service,” said Craig Blewitt, director of Mountain Metropolitan Transit. “It is a tremendous opportunity for our community and will represent the next generation of transit in Colorado Springs.”

The existing downtown station has been operating at capacity for many years and cannot be expanded in its current location. Bus maneuvering is difficult and mixed vehicle and pedestrian traffic creates unsafe conditions. The current design also limits first responder access, multimodal connections, and results in a challenging boarding and unloading environment. 

Who:      Mountain Metropolitan Transit

What:     Downtown Station Study Community Open House

When:    Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where:   Colorado Springs City Administration Building, Room 102, 30 S. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

How:      Parking available at the Colorado/Nevada garage (130 S. Nevada Ave.). Find bus lines serving this location at www.mmtransit.com. Bike racks available at the front of the building.

More information is available at www.coloradosprings.gov/MetroStation.     

            Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses use clean diesel technology and are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool, and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-bus program. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).