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 the UCCS sports complex on Nevada Avenue (across from the UCCS shopping center). They reverted the proposed move to keep route 9 as 30-minute service to UCCS while adding a new 30-minute route 19 service to the UCCS sports complex. Both of these routes join Nevada south of Mountain View to create the desired 15-minute service from Mountain View to downtown (through ONEN on Nevada Avenue)
MMT did not respond to the multiple complaints from ONEN and Patty Jewett neighbors concerning the lack of access to the Bon Shopping Center and the safety of Nevada Avenue. They did agree to delay the installation of benches at the bus stops through ONEN based on concerns of historic character.
Here are the details of the changes MMT made based on feddback of the original proposed changes…
Based on the public meeting/input process, Mountain Metropolitan Transit will implement the proposed 2016 spring service changes with the following revisions:
- Route 9 will continue operating to UCCS’ main campus area by operating on Mount View Lane to the main roundabout on UCCS property. A NEW Route 19 will be implemented with 30-minute frequency service to follow the same routing as Route 9, but at Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane, Route 19 will travel north on Nevada Avenue and end near Eagle Rock Road. 15-minute transit service will operate from the Downtown Transit Terminal to Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane.
- Service will continue to serve the Kelly Johnson Boulevard loop on the northern portion of Route 39.
- In order to enhance safety and reduce walking distances, customers using Routes 8 and 12 to transfer to Routes 9 and 19 to travel downtown, will be able to get on and off on the west-side of Nevada Avenue.
Here are the details of the new 15-minute routes 9/19 through ONEN on Nevada Avenue…
INCREASE FREQUENCY FROM 30-MINUTE TO 15-MINUTE SERVICE ON ROUTE 9 Service to UCCS’ main campus area will continue by operating Route 9 on Mount View Lane to the main roundabout on UCCS property. Route 9 service will operate every 30-minutes (as it does currently) to the main campus area. A NEW Route 19 will be implemented with 30-minute frequency service to follow the same routing as Route 9, but at Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane, Route 19 will travel north on Nevada Avenue and terminate near Eagle Rock Road, across from University Village Colorado shopping plaza.
15-minute transit service will operate from the Downtown Transit Terminal to Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane. Based on our discussion with UCCS administrators, once UCCS constructs a new bus pull-out area that alleviates our safety and operational concerns, we will return Route 9 directly into the campus. (This is expected to be completed by September 18, 2016 when our Fall service change becomes effective.)
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