Bus driver shortage causes Mountain Metro Bus service reductions

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Mountain Metro is experiencing a shortage of reporting bus drivers. Fixed route bus service reductions are being implemented as follows:

·        There are no cuts to the ADA Paratransit service

  • Beginning Saturday, October 31 weekend bus service on Routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 25, and 27 will move from 30 minute frequency to 60 minute frequency
  • Cancelations until further notice
    • Beginning October 30
      • Route 15 canceled
      • Route 5 leaving from downtown to Citadel at 1:00pm, 3:15pm, and 5:30pm
      • Route 5 leaving from the Citadel to downtown at 12:37pm, 2:50pm, and 5:05pm
  • Beginning November 2
    • Routes 12 and 35 canceled

Riders are encouraged to go to Mountain Metro’s alert webpage and their facebook and twitter for the latest updates.

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).

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