Mountain Metro launches free shuttle service in downtown Colorado Springs

Posted: 23 May 2022 | | No comments yet

Mountain Metropolitan Transit’s new shuttle service will provide service seven days a week, along 13 stops, and will make it easier and more convenient for residents to visit downtown Colorado Springs.

Mountain Metro launches free shuttle service in downtown Colorado Springs

Credit: Mountain Metropolitan Transit

Colorado Springs Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT/ Mountain Metro) has announced that it is launching the first phase of a new free shuttle service in downtown Colorado Springs.

With the aim to make visiting downtown even more convenient, the new shuttle service will run between Cache La Poudre and Rio Grande streets with stops near Colorado College, Weidner Field, and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

“Downtown Colorado Springs is a popular destination with so many exciting events, shops and restaurants,” said Craig Blewitt, Mountain Metro Transit Director. “We hope this free shuttle provides locals and visitors an easy way to access all that downtown has to offer.”

The first phase of the service started on 22 May 2022, with stops along Tejon Street. The shuttle will pick-up passengers every seven to 10-minutes and will provide service from 07:00 to 22:00 Monday to Thursday, 07:00 to midnight on Fridays, 08:00 to midnight on Saturdays and 10:00 to 20:00 on Sundays.

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Phase one of Mountain Metro’s shuttle service will have 13 stops, with more currently under construction. Phase two will include more stops, as well as other additions that will be announced in the coming weeks.

This news follows the recent announcement that Mountain Metro has launch RideMMT, a new mobile ticketing application that can be used by riders on all 27 MMT routes throughout downtown Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas within city limits, as well as to the cities of Manitou Springs, Widefield and Security.

The cash-free, contactless mobile ticketing app allows riders to purchase fares and display tickets on their smartphone device anytime, anywhere and is available to download from Google Play and the App Store. Riders have the option of purchasing single ride, day pass, 31-day pass and 20-ride tickets using a debit or credit card or via digital payment services.