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Mountain Metropolitan Transit and UCCS Team Up To Provide UCCS Rides Free Week!


​COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15, all University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) students, faculty and staff will be able to ride Mountain Metropolitan Transit fixed-route buses for free.

UCCS and Mountain Metro have teamed up to provide students, faculty and staff free public transportation for one week to introduce newcomers to the local bus system and highlight how affordable, convenient and sustainable taking the bus can be. Mountain Metro is offering travel training classes and local business, Poor Richards, is offering a 10% discount at all four of its businesses to UCCS riders for the entire week.

“This is a great way for Mountain Metro and UCCS to introduce local bus service to one of our community’s most important assets, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs”, commented Craig Blewitt, director Mountain Metropolitan Transit. “We hope this event will culminate in more UCCS folks accessing their local bus system to get to school, downtown, shopping and local attractions.”

Free travel training classes:

Wednesday, April 6:
Travel Training Luncheon
Presented by Mountain Metropolitan Transit
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Breckenridge 5101

Monday, April 11:
Travel Training Luncheon
Presented by Mountain Metropolitan Transit
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Breckenridge 5101

All Week:
#BusSelfie Facebook Photo Contest
Presented by the Office of Parking and Transportation Services
Online @ facebook.com/uccspts

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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