Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT)

CO: Colorado Springs’ First Annual Commute Week to be Held May 5-9

Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) has partnered with local businesses and organizations with an interest in alternative modes of transportation to coordinate Colorado Springs’ first ever Commute Week, May 5-9.

The goal of Commute Week is to promote the benefits of green commuting by raising awareness of new bus routes, community programs and available resources that help to make commuting by biking, walking, carpooling and riding local transit a sound transportation choice for citizens of Colorado Springs.

Commute Week festivities will include discounts from local businesses for transit riders throughout the week; a Try Transit Celebration which will take place from noon to 8 p.m. May 9, at Ivywild School with entertainment for kids, live music, drawings and giveaways; and a Commuter Challenge encouraging local employees to ban together and pledge to use alternative modes of transport to commute to work at least one day during Commute Week. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

Local partners and sponsors of Commute Week include Ivywild School, Millibo Art Theatre, Amblicab, Beauty Bar, City Rock, Fifty Fifty Coffee House, Radiantly Raw, Sports Authority, The Independence Center, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, Transit Passenger Advisory Committee and Fort Carson Morale, Welfare and Recreation.