Transportation Options for students that are both on and off campus
Mountain Metro provides public transit for the City of Colorado Springs. Their service runs daily (Monday -Sunday) and has hours ranging from 6am to 10 pm depending on the route you would be taking. For a complete list routes and times please go to http://transit.coloradosprings.gov/cat/transportation/public-transportation/route-information
There are two buses that stop at UCCS: Route 9A, 9B and 34. To get up to date information of the their routes, days in service and times please visit http://transit.coloradosprings.gov/transportation/public-transportation/route-information/routes-schedules-html
The current Basic fare/One Ride Adult - ages 19-59 is $1.75. Please keep in mind that the bus is not equipped to accept cards, you must have exact fare or have purchased a ticket in advance.
But don't worry because the UCCS Info Desk (located in the University Center) can help you with making change for the bus or can sell you a bus pass. The Info Desk has the 31-Day Ticket ($63), the Adult 20-Ride Ticket - good for 20-one way trips ($32), and the Special 20-Ride Ticket - Youth ages 6-18, Medicare/Disabled, Senior [60+]; good for 20-one way trips ($16).
Rideshare and Carpooling
The Commuter Portal in Mountain Lion Connect has a Virtual Bulletin Board especially designated to help student meet other students for rideshare opportunities. Just log into MLC Commuter Portal Page and go to discussion tab. (https://orgsync.com/80330/forums/16965). Here you can post about needing a ride or your availability providing transportation for others.
Mountain Metro Transit also has several carpooling and rides share type of programs available.
- Mountain Metro Rides Carpool Matching Service a free, automated carpool matching service through RIDEPRO, their online ride-matching database. To participate you need to register online at http://transit.coloradosprings.gov/transportation/public-transportation/alternative-transportation/mountain-metro-rides-carpool . After completing the registration process you will immediately begin receiving results for potential matches for you to contact arrange to share a ride.
- Mountain Metro Rides Vanpool is for groups of commuters who are in similar location and are traveling more than 30 miles each way. For more information on this go to http://transit.coloradosprings.gov/transportation/public-transportation/alternative-transportation/mountain-metro-rides-vanpool.
- Mountain Metro Rides also has schoolpool matching, bicycle commuting tip, bike lockers and the Bike-n-Bus Program. More information can be found at http://transit.coloradosprings.gov/transportation/public-transportation/alternative-transportation/mountain-metro-rides.
There is a free shuttle service that is provided by UCCS that services several locations on and near campus. The main shuttle stop is at Centennial Hall, but from here you can catch shuttle to and from 4 Diamonds, Sunset, Alpine, The Lodges, and University Hall.
In Fall 2014, UCCS Campus Recreation received a 'Walk and Wheel Colorado: Increasing Walking & Biking in Colorado Through Employer Action' grant funded by Kaiser Permanente. Many events for the semester have been to encourage UCCS students, faculty, and staff to commute to campus.
City buses and campus shuttles have bike transport racks and there are bicycle racks throughout the campus. Bike lockers at the Recreation Center, University Center, and University Hall are available for rent to provide higher security and weather protection. The Bike Shop in the Recreation Center offers minor repairs and cycling workshops. There are two bike repair stations located by the west entrance of University Center and by the bike racks situated in front of Columbine. Bike racks are available at all major campus buildings and showers/changing rooms are available at several campus locations. Bike locks are available to borrow at the Kraemer Family Library at the Reference Desk.
To download a campus bike map go to http://www.uccs.edu/Documents/sustain/BikeMap-revised.pdf.