Transit Committee Blog

Transit Committee Blog

Visit this Blog often for the latest news on the ONEN Transit Committee

Note: This blog was started on June 7th, 2016. Many of the posts were made at this time and predated to reflect an accurate sequence of events.

Frequency versus Coverage. What are the trade-offs?

July 15, 2016

Frequency versus Coverage

Colorado Springs’ Mountain Metro Transit (MMT) and the Transit Coalition keep heralding 15-minute service and route consolidation as a way to attract bus ridership. It is easy to see the attraction. If you know that a bus will be coming withing the next 15-minutes, then there…Read More »


MMT Releases Proposed Fall 2016 Route Changes — Nevada/Weber vs. Cascade/Wahsatch

June 30, 2016

Summary

Mountain Metro Transit, Colorado Springs’ Bus Service announced their proposed changes for Fall 2016 to be implemented in September. This proposes two options for the routes through ONEN:

  • Option 1: Move one route from Nevada Avenue to Weber Street while leaving a route on Nevada. This is the…Read More »

Follow-Up Meeting to the June 20th Neighborhood Meeting

June 23, 2016

As a follow-up to the public neighborhood meeting called by Chief-of-Staff Jeff Greene last Monday, June 20th, the Chief-of-Staff office set up a meeting with the following attendees. We were asked to come up with a solution that addresses the concerns brought forth by the ONEN Transit Committee…Read More »


Neighborhood Meeting with Chief-of-Staff Jeff Greene

June 20, 2016

At the request of the residents of Nevada Avenue, Chief-of-Staff Jeff Greene hosted a neighborhood meeting to discuss the buses on Nevada Avenue through ONEN between Uintah and Jackson Streets. Jeff Greene, MMT Supervisors, and City council member Jill Gaebler were in attendance as well as other City…Read More »


The MMT 2040 Plan and Transit Through ONEN

June 17, 2016

The bus move to Nevada through the Old North End is the first step in MMT’s 25-year (2040) plan to make Nevada Avenue a core corridor between downtown and UCCS. There is a meeting on Monday, June 20, 2016, between 6:00-8:00 pm at the First…Read More »


Safety Issues on Nevada Avenue

June 11, 2016

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million. This post attempts to capture the hazards that exist with the buses on Nevada Avenue. These videos were taken around 9:00 am on a weekday. This is a calm time of day and a…Read More »


ONEN Transit Committee Analysis of Bus Routes Through ONEN

June 6, 2016

The newly-formed ONEN Transit Committee met for the first time to discuss the short- and long-term goals of transit for our neighborhood, surrounding neighborhoods, and the City. We discussed the need to work with MMT to find solutions that improves public transit for the masses rather than pushing…Read More »


“Equitable Distribution” and the ONEN Master Plan

May 22, 2016

When MMT implemented the bus changes through ONEN on May 1, 2016, some Nevada residents naturally confused these route changes with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Plan that ONEN was actively promoting. This became even worse when word got out that MMT requested that the lane freed…Read More »


ONEN Collects Complaints About New Bus Route

On May 9, 2016, ONEN created an email address (bus@oldnorthend.org) for residents to register their complaints. There were complaints of speeding and hazardous situations such as cars having to swerve around buses that could not get out of traffic lanes at bus stops and buses unable to stay within a…Read More »


MMT Route Changes Go Into Effect

May 1, 2016

The changes to the bus routes through ONEN went into effect on May 1st. The change cancels the route 6 bus on Wahsatch past the Bon Shopping Center and moves route 9 from Cascade to Nevada. It also adds route 19 following the same route. The two…Read More »


MMT Finalizes Route Changes for Spring 2016

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MMT Released the final revision of the bus route  changes to be implemented on May 1, 2016. The details of the changes may be seen here. MMT responded to multiple complaints from UCCS students and staff concerning the proposed route 9 move from the front of UCCS to…Read More »


MMT Complaint Forms

February 8,2016

MMT shared the complaint forms collected from the public meetings and through email. Out of the comments applicable to the ONEN bus route changes, they may be categorized as follows:

  • (14) Access to Bon Shopping Center and Patty Jewett Neighborhood
  • (10) Safety of Nevada Avenue
  • (10) Impact to historic neighborhoods (bus stops)
  • (9)…Read More »

ONEN Sends Letter to MMT

January 29, 2016

ONEN sent a letter to MMT concerning the lack of infrastructure on Nevada Avenue for the new bus route. ONEN also expressed concern for historically-appropriate bus stops. The full letter may be read here.

 

 

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ONEN Anouncements on Facebook and Weekly Digest

January 15, 2016

ONEN notified the neighbors of the proposed bus changes through ONEN on Facebook on January 15th and through email using the ONEN Weekly Digest on January 20th…

Proposed 2016 Metro Transit Service Changes to impact ONEN
If implemented there will be no bus stops on Wahsatch and Cascade but…Read More »


MMT Releases Proposed Route Changes for Spring 2016

January 4, 2016

On January 4, 2016 MMT announced public meetings on their Facebook Page concerning proposed route changes to take affect on May 1, 2016:

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, January 20, 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 21, 6:40 pm
  • Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 26, 10:00 am

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Informational Meeting Concerning Bus Changes

December 16, 2015

Becky Fuller represented ONEN at this informational meeting about the bus changes. Becky shared the following documents with the ONEN board:

Becky reported to the ONEN board that the proposed changes essentially will move the buses from Cascade and Wahsatch to…Read More »


First Contact: MMT Contacts ONEN Concerning Bus Route Changes

December 8, 2015

MMT reached out to neighborhood leaders to inform them that there will be changes to the bus routes in their area. A meeting was set for December 16th at 5:00 pm.

 

 

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