Ten percent of Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority funds support Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT). MMT is a division of the City of Colorado Springs and the largest general transportation system in the Pikes Peak region.
The City of Colorado Springs’ MMT is the primary provider of public transportation services in the Pikes Peak Region and is designated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as the recipient of grant funding for the Colorado Springs Urbanized Area. MMT’s responsibilities include transit service administration, regional planning coordination, sub-recipient oversight, and ensuring compliance with all of the FTA’s rules and regulations. The Transit Services Division also coordinates local non-profit agency transit services and pursues grant opportunities for the entire region. Transit Services directs the activities and operations of all fixed-route, paratransit systems and rideshare programs for the region.
MMT reports monthly to the PPRTA Board of Directors.
Mountain Metro Fixed-Route Bus Service
- Includes service to Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, and to parts of unincorporated El Paso County with approximately 11,000 one-way weekday trips per day servicing a diverse customer base
- Maintains farebox recovery rate of 20% with 21 average hourly boardings per bus
- Provides about 90% of all public transit passenger trips serviced by Transit Services
Mountain Metro Mobility – ADA/Paratransit service within Mountain Metro operating service area
- Provides the federally-mandated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit service, a demand-response service for individuals whose mobility needs prevent them from using the fixed-route bus system
- Provides service along a 1.5-mile corridor (3/4 mile on each side) of every bus route during the same time the fixed-route system is operating
- Riders are required to be certified as eligible to receive curb-to-curb and door-to-door paratransit service
- 100% of the ADA paratransit riders are transit dependent
- Includes a private taxi option for trips up to seven (7) miles in distance
Mountain Metro Rides – Alternative Transportation
- Promotes alternative transportation options to residents of the Pikes Peak Region
- Reduces congestion and pollution by encouraging and coordinating the use of carpools, vanpools, bicycle commuting, school pool (including bike pools), telecommuting, and transit use
- The vanpool program has approximately 25 vehicles and 150 participants
Specialized Transportation for Senior Citizens (aged 60 and above) and people with disabilities
- The City of Colorado Springs / Mountain Metropolitan Transit contracts with four Human Service Providers – Community Intersections, Envida, Fountain Valley Senior Center, and Silver Key Senior Services – to provide specialized transportation rides with a level of individualized care up to door-through-door assistance.
- To make a specialized transportation ride request, contact the City’s / Mountain Metropolitan Transit’s new transportation information call center, “One Ride”, at ONE-RIDE / 663-7433 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday – Saturday and a One Ride reservationist will reserve a ride on one or more Human Service Provide(s).
- Reservations are taken up to 30-days in advance of service.