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Mountain Metro Transit's College Pass Program

What is it? 

Students have unlimited access to the Mountain Metro Transit bus system with a swipe of their Student ID Card at the fare boxes. 

How much does it cost?

Students pay a Bus Pass Fee of $10 per semester as part of their tuition and fees. $5 pays for basic service, and $5 supports Route #40. 

When can I use the service?

Students can ride on Mountain Metro Transit buses year-round for both college and non-college related travel. Bus service on Route 40 is limited to the fall and spring semesters. 

How do I ride?

Students can plan their trips using the smartphone application Google Maps. You can also visit Student Life to pick up pocket maps and route brochures. For new riders, visit Mountain Metro Transit's How to Ride webpage.  

***What is changing with Route #40 for the Summer and Fall Semesters 2020?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, bus service on Route #40 will not run for the Summer Semester 2020 but will resume for Fall Semester 2020. 

The route will be expanded to serve the Center for Healthcare Education & Simulation (CHES) at 1850 Cypress Semi Drive, Colorado Springs, CO. Route #40 already travels between the Voyager Transfer Center (VTC) and the Rampart Range Campus (RRC).

Weekday service on Route 40 will reduce to 10.5 hours. The route will now operate Monday-Friday from 7:34 AM to 5:28 PM. Here is the travel time for two different trips.

  • RRC to CHES (one-way): 7 minutes outbound, 33 minutes inbound
  • VTC to RRC (one-way): 9 minutes outbound, 29 minutes inbound

Can I bring my bicycle on the bus?

Mountain Metro Transit buses can accommodate up to two bicycles. If the bike rack is full, please wait for the next bus. 

How did this program come about?

Students overwhelmingly voted to approve the Bus Pass Fee during the Student Government Association 2018 Elections. 

The Office of Sustainability championed this program after hearing from students about the financial burden of paying $63 for a 31-day bus ticket. The Office negotiated with PPCC leadership and Mountain Metro Transit for four years to provide this service.     

Why Should I Take the Bus?


Students pay $10 per semester compared to $63 for a 31-Day pass. 


The College Bus Pass Program provides some of PPCC's most financially insecure students access to reliable transportation. 


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Contact Us

Sustainability Coordinator: Konrad Schlarbaum

Location: Centennial Campus, Student Life

Phone: (719) 502-2342

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