College Bus Pass Program
Students overwhelmingly supported the College Bus Pass Program through the passage of the Transportation Fee during Spring Semester 2018. Starting Aug.13, 2018, all students are encouraged to "Get on Board" a clean, safe, and reliable public bus. As long as you are enrolled in classes and have a new PPCC Student ID, you will have access to unlimited bus rides and transfers on the Mountain Metro Transit. This even includes a new route to the Rampart Range Campus. Below, you can find out more about how to access this new service.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the Mountain Metro bus system?
You can start riding a Mountain Metro bus using your Student ID Card on August 13, 2018. As long as you are taking one class on campus, you will have access to the bus system during and between semesters.
When will the new bus route to PPCC's Rampart Range campus start?
August 27, 2018
How do I access the Mountain Metro bus system?
All you have to do is swipe your student ID card when you enter the bus.
Where do I go to get a "new" Student ID Card?
Visit your campuses' Student Life front desk to get a new or recode your old Student ID Card. Your first ID card is free. If you lose or damage your card, you will have to pay a $10 replacement fee.
How do I navigate the Mountain Metro bus system?
If you have a smartphone, simply use Google or Apple Maps and change the mode of transportation to Transit. If you don't, Student Life has brochures and maps available. Another option is to visit Mountain Metro's website.
What services does the College Bus Pass program provide?
Unlimited rides on all routes, including a new bus route to the Rampart Range Campus. If there are extra funds, they will be spent on parking lot and sidewalk maintenance and improvements on PPCC campuses.
Can I use the Mountain Metro bus system with my student ID for non-college related travel?
Yes. Feel free to run errands, pick up your kids, and enjoy the nightlife.
Can I bring my bicycle on the bus?
Mountain Metro buses can accommodate two bicycles. If the bike rack is full, wait for the next bus. If you are in the Downtown Colorado Springs area, you can pay to use the Pike Ride bicycling sharing program to travel to bus stops and the terminal.
Who pays the Bus Pass Fee that supports the College Bus Pass Program?
Students who are taking at least one class per semester at one of our campuses to include our satellite campuses.
How much is the Bus Pass Fee?
$10 per student per semester. This fee is added to your tuition bill. For more information about fees, see the Financial Aid website.
How long will the Bus Pass Fee be in place?
The student fee is permanent. In other words, it will not come up for a vote again.
How long will the new bus route to the Rampart Range Campus be available?
The new bus route will be available to students for a two-year trial period ending July 31, 2020. On or before July 31, 2020, Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) will review ridership numbers and decide to continue or discontinue the RRC bus route. If the new bus route continues, so will the student fee. If the RRC bus route does not continue, Pikes Peak Community College students will vote on whether or not to continue access to Mountain Metro’s existing bus services and keep the student fee.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Please email the Office of Sustainability at Sustainability@ppcc.edu.