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Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) made history this summer with a record number of boardings! 

Fixed-route boardings increased by 243,547 during June and July 2023 as compared to the same period last year. July boardings set the all-time record for the most passenger trips in a single month!  In June MMT saw 314,175 trips on fixed-route buses, and in July the numbers were even higher with 353,189 trips, which is 62% higher than July 2022.

 “This is great news”, Transit Division Manager Lan Rao said. “With our expanded service and free rides, we are seeing a lot of people using public transit here in Colorado Springs, and that means cleaner air, less traffic congestion, and more people who are saving money getting where they need to go!” 

This will be the second year MMT has taken part in the Zero Fare for Better Air statewide initiative designed to reduce ground-level ozone by increasing use of public transit. The free fares are made possible by last year’s  Colorado Senate Bill 22-180 and this year’s Colorado House Bill 23-1101 .

Through a partnership with the Colorado Energy Office, MMT joined other Colorado public transit agencies by offering zero fares on all bus and ADA paratransit services during the summer.  Free rides will continue through August. 

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