Proposed Transit System Cuts

By: 11 News
By: 11 News
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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
Night Service
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
Suite 102
30 South Nevada Avenue

People who can't attend those public meetings can call 385-7444, or email aphillips@ci.colospgs.co.us

The results of the public meetings will be presented to City Council on October 28th. The meeting begins at 1:00 in the afternoon.


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