Moderate snow continues to fall for some areas of northern El Paso and Teller Counties, accumulating in the grass and yards. Meanwhile, in the plains and along the southern I-25 stretch, light rain/snow mix continues. Take it slow on the roadways - due to VERY strong winds, we are seeing blowing dirt and snow (depending on the region), which is tremendously reducing visibility. Click on the Weather tab for more information on the forecast.
Colorado Springs city officials may have to cut some routes in the Springs transit service, to try to make up for a 2004 budget shortfall.
The propsed routes to be cut are:
#15 Citadel / East Library
#17 Constitution (mid-day service)
#21 South Academy
#25 Fort Carson
Associated ADA paratransit service
If approved, the cuts would go into effect January 2nd.
The city is also proposing a fee increase, that would also go into effect on January 2nd, if approved:
$1.25 to $1.50 -- Springs Transit
$2.00 to $2.50 -- Springs Mobility
If you'd like to give your input on the transit system issues, there are three public meetings planned:
October 13, 2003
2:00 to 3:30 PM
Pikes Peak Community College
Breckenridge Conference Center
5675 S. Academy Blvd
October 15, 2003
2:00 to 3:30 PM
East Library Branch
East Conference Room #2
5550 N. Union Boulevard
October 16, 2003
6:00 to 9:00 PM
City Administration Building
30 South Nevada Avenue
People who can't attend those public meetings can call 385-7444, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The results of the public meetings will be presented to City Council on October 28th. The meeting begins at 1:00 in the afternoon.