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Clyde The Mountain Lion
Oct 18, 2016

Downtown Transit Station Relocation Study - Wednesday 10/19

Oct 18, 2016 by Clyde The Mountain Lion


COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE #1

On June 22, 2016, the community met and provided feedback on potential sites for a new multimodal downtown station. These preliminary sites were identified during the first of three increasingly detailed levels of screening that will continue throughout this summer. Please review meeting materials and provide your comments by following the link below:

Meeting Materials 

ABOUT THE STUDY

The Downtown Station Study is examining options for a new multimodal transit site in Colorado Springs. A new downtown station is needed to improve operations, safety and rider experience throughout the current and future Mountain Metro Transit system, as well as enhance downtown redevelopment opportunities.

This study will identify a recommended location within the boundaries of I-25 to the West, Wahsatch Avenue to the East, Boulder Street to the North and Las Animas Street to the South.

EXISTING CONDITIONS

The existing downtown station is at capacity and cannot be expanded in its current location. Bus maneuvering is difficult and mixed vehicle and pedestrian traffic creates unsafe conditions. Current design also limits first responder access, multimodal connections, and results in a challenging boarding and unloading environment.

STUDY GOALS

  • Improve system-wide transit operations, ridership, accessibility and safety
  • Enhance rider experience and connections with other modes of transportation
  • Create a community asset that fits the region’s long-term vision
  • Stimulate downtown revitalization opportunities and Transit Oriented Development

Fact Sheet

FAQs

SCHEDULE (2016)*

Spring: Study kickoff, data collection and community outreach

Early-Summer: Initial screening and identification of potential sites

Mid-Summer: Comparative ranking of preferred sites

Late-Summer/Fall: Detailed analysis and recommended site identification

*Stakeholder input considered at each screening level

DOWNTOWN STATION STUDY BOUNDARIES 

CONTACT THE STUDY TEAM

Email: TransitInfo@springsgov.com

Call: 719-385-RIDE