Mountain Metro launches new route to serve Colorado Springs Airport

The route will also reportedly serve Peak Innovation Park, including the Amazon sorting and distribution center
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Mountain Metro Bus Service.(City of Colorado Springs)
Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 1:11 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 11:53 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Mountain Metro is implementing a new route starting June 13!

Mountain Metro says express route 37 will service the Colorado Springs Airport and Peak Innovation Park, including the Amazon sorting and distribution center.

“We were approached by Amazon in late 2019, early 2020 about these kind of facilities coming online in the Peak Innovation Park out by the airport. And you know, they were interested in having transit service, serve their facilities, and that’s something that Amazon really seems to value, where they locate new facilities. They wanna have a good transit service to provide work or access for their employees,” said Brian Vitulli with Mountain Metropolitan Transit.

Mountain Metro approached Colorado Springs City Council, and from there, a new route was born.

“The service is funded jointly. It’s a true partnership between the city of Colorado Springs through the city general fund budget project, as well as the Colorado Springs Airport to help fund the service. And Amazon is also paying for the construction and installation of two bus stops and two bus shelters in close proximity to the facility,” Vitulli said.

The route is centered in southeast Colorado Springs.

“We’re going to start it out of the Academy/Hancock, Academy/Astrozon area. We have a series of stops that we call our super stops. You know, there’s four bus routes that either end or start there. And this one will connect with all of those for services and pretty much travel down Hancock to Milton Proby to Powers and then into Peak Innovation Park into the airport.”

Service on the airport route will begin at 6:15 a.m., with the last bus leaving Academy and Astrozon at 7:20 p.m. For the Hancock Plaza route, the first bus will leave the Colorado Springs Airport at 6:28 a.m. and the last at 7:35 p.m.

Click here for specific information, including when and where the route will be running.

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