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Mayor Bach will ride city bus to celebrate new route

Published: April 3, 2014, 8:15 pm, by Monica Mendoza

Sen. John McCain rode the “Straight Talk Express” bus. Franki Smith rode the Double Dutch Bus.

On Monday, Mayor  Steve Bach will ride the MMT bus.

Bach will be joined by Colorado Springs Branch NAACP President Henry Allen and his executive committee, City Council members Jill Gaebler and Jan Martin, County Commissioner Amy Lathen and representatives from Pikes Peak Workforce Center for a celebratory ride on Mountain Metropolitan Transit’s new route 23 — which will take passengers up the Powers Boulevard corridor.

The new bus line was added this year as part of expanded bus service.  Bach said at his recent monthly press conference that the new route will connect riders to job opportunities in the north east part of Colorado Springs.