Students to ride city bus for free

UCCS students can ride any fixed-route Mountain Metro bus for free this fall as part of a new pilot program.

By swiping their student identification cards, UCCS students will have unlimited access to the city bus system. UCCS paid the $5 per student fee as a pilot. Students will vote on a ballot measure to continue to fund the program with student fees in early 2018.

“This is a fantastic addition to the transportation options available for our students,” Chancellor Venkat Reddy said. “Many on-campus students do not have a car and with two Mountain Metro bus stops right on our campus it will be convenient, affordable access for all students.”

Colorado College is also participating in the program. Its students will also ride Mountain Metro buses at no charge.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses use clean diesel technology and are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool, and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-bus program. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).


2 Comments on Students to ride city bus for free

  1. It will reduce traffic, reduce parking at school parking and utilize the bus systems more, Good idea! Now expand it to high school and junior high students.

    Good job!

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