Mountain Metropolitan Transit will recognize Military Appreciation Month by offering active duty military members free rides on all fixed-route city buses during May.

“This small token of gratitude is meant to acknowledge the bravery, sacrifice and unwavering commitment of our local armed forces personnel,” said a news release sent by Public Relations and Marketing Supervisor Vicki McCann.

In order to participate, active duty members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves need to present the bus driver with a current military ID, or wear an appropriate full uniform at the time of boarding.

MMT provides local fixed-route bus service and Mountain Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped. MMT also provides other services such as Mountain Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool and bicycling programs.

There are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to use the bike-n-bus program. For additional information regarding MMT, visit, or call 385-RIDE (7433).