February 2013
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Night Service 
Nite Owl
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Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) is thrilled to be able to offer night service beginning April 1, 2013. The City of Colorado Springs included additional funding in the 2013 budget to make this a reality. This enhancement to the system will help more riders connect with jobs, shopping, dining, entertainment, and much more.

Evening service will extend night routes to approximately 9:45 p.m. The routes that originate at the downtown terminal will have their last departure at 9:15 p.m. versus the current last departure of 6:15 p.m. Not all routes will offer evening service, stay tuned to www.mmtransit.com for the most up to date details.

FREE Summer Shuttle in Manitou Springs

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Manitou Springs has been awarded a grant from the Federal Highway Administration. With an eye toward reducing traffic congestion and to help alleviate some parking problems near the Pikes Peak Cog Railway and the Manitou Incline; the grant money will be used to run a free shuttle service in downtown Manitou Springs.


This circulator route will likely run along Manitou Avenue and connect the Cog Railway and the Manitou Incline along Ruxton Avenue.


The shuttle service, pending final FTA approval, will begin May 19, 2013 and run through September 7, 2013. As many of you know, Manitou Springs is a great tourist destination and additional transportation options during the peak summer months will help support that influx of tourists and the important economic impact they bring to our area.

New $4 Day Pass

Day Pass Photo


More good news....MMT will offer a day pass for its fixed-route bus system. Beginning April 1, 2013, customers will be able to purchase a day pass for $4.00. The pass will give customers unlimited rides and expires at midnight the same day of purchase.

The day pass will be a great option for some existing customers, new customers who want to become familiar with the system, and visitors who would like to get around the Pikes Peak Region but are not interested in a monthly pass. You'll be able to purchase the day pass at any ticket vending machine or when you board the bus. Remember though, bus drivers cannot give change; if you buy a day pass while boarding you need exactly $4.00. The on-bus fare box will certainly accept a $5.00 bill but it will keep the change and won't even say thank you!


bicycle wheel
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Utilizing your bike and our local bus system is a healthy, low cost, green form of transportation. MMT has bike racks on every bus and bike lockers at many convenient locations. For more detailed information about bike-n-bus click here.



Travel Training Classes
Senior Training at Bus Stop  

If you have never used the city bus system but would like to know how it works, Mountain Metropolitan Transit offers free travel training classes. The training is interesting, fun, and even includes a ride on a city bus. MMT can provide training at your facility or you can come to our place. Please call us at 719-385-5974 for more information.


Mountain Metro Rides offers automated ride matching. It only takes a few minutes to register and it's completely free. To get started and receive a list of possible commuting partners, simply click here to register online.

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For more information about Mountain Metropolitan Transit visit www.mmtransit.com or call 719-385-RIDE.
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Night Service
FREE Summer Shuttle
Keep Those Buses Moving
Tickets Get Your Tickets
Travel Training Classes
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