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While Colorado Springs doesn't claim to be a transportation hub, it is just 70 miles south of Denver and offers a fairly centralized location.  Moving people and products into and out of (and around) the city presents no special problems; all the transportation resources you would expect in a metro area of more than 500,000 are available.

AIR

Eight airlines offering more than 100 flights daily, including non-stop flights to 12 cities, operate from the Colorado Springs Airport.  Built in 1994, the airport is located on the east side of town and logged 1.2 million boardings in the year 2000.  Major airlines serving Greater Colorado Springs include America West, American, Continental, Delta, Mesa, Northwest, TWA, and United.

BUS

Springs Transit provides bus service in Colorado Springs and several adjoining communities and military installations.  Stops are located along major thoroughfares.  Major transfer points are the Downtown Transit Center at Nevada Avenue and Kiowa Street, Citadel Mall, and Pikes Peak Community College.  All Springs Transit buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts, and persons with disabilities may qualify for curb-to-curb service in Springs Mobility vans.

For interstate travel, TNM&O Coaches (Greyhound) provides bus service from its terminal at 120 S. Weber Street.  See the listing under Contacts/Links.

RAILWAYS

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific/Southern Pacific Railroads provide freight service.

HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

Once you've memorized the fact that the mountains are west of town, navigating around Colorado Springs is easy. Interstate 25 cuts through town from North to South, passing just west of downtown and linking the Springs with Pueblo to the south and Denver to the north.  Built in the 1950s, I-25 is long overdue for the makeover it is now receiving.  Lanes are being added, interchanges are being reengineered, curvy stretches are being straightened, an attractive noise barrier is in place, and landscaping is underway.  Also running north-south are Nevada Avenue (Highway 115), Union Boulevard, Circle Drive, Academy Boulevard, and, on the east edge of town, Powers Boulevard.

Traveling east to west can be a bit confusing in Colorado Springs.  For years, Highway 24 (Platte Avenue) was the city's main (and only) east-west thoroughfare, even though it meandered through the downtown business district.  Today, the U.S. 24 bypass off I-25 skirts downtown and part of the east side.  There is no true limited-access east-west road, and one does not seem likely soon.  Pikes Peak Avenue, Platte Avenue, Fillmore Street, Austin Bluffs Parkway, Garden of the Gods Road, and Woodmen Road to the best they can.  But since Colorado Springs only measures about 20 miles north to south and 10 miles east to west, you can still get almost anywhere in 20 minutes of less.

SHUTTLE/LIMOUSINE

About 20 area hotels and motels provide shuttle service to and from the Colorado Springs Airport, and more than a dozen limousine services are available locally.  In addition, several companies offer shuttles to and from nearby ski resorts and for statewide travel.  See listings in the Contacts/Links.

TAXIS

Two taxi companies, Yellow Cab and American Cab, serve the Pikes Peak region.  Both offer airport service and package delivery.  See listings in the Contacts/Links.

TRUCKING

Interstate, coast-to-coast, and intrastate motor freight service is available from more than 20 carriers.


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