Lafayette & Louisville Card Distribution Events
All Lafayette and Louisville residents and people who work in either city are eligible to receive a $50 MyRide card. You will be asked to fill out a short registration form and then you will receive your $50 MyRide card on the spot! You must attend one of the events in order to receive a card. Only one card per person.
ALERT – Waits for passes at Wednesday’s event were up-to 1-hour long. Please plan accordingly.
- Lafayette Residents & Employees Events – Lafayette Public Library – 775. W. Baseline Road, 80026
- Wednesday, July 26 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Downstairs Meeting Room
- Friday, July 28 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room
- Sunday, July 30 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room/Children’s Area
- Monday, July 31 – 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lobby
- Louisville Residents & Employees Events – Louisville Public Library – 951 Spruce Street – 80027
- Wednesday, July 26 – 5 to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, July 30 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- CANCELLED – ALL AVAILABLE CARDS HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT – Thursday, August 3
Boulder County received a $100,000 grant from the Regional Air Quality Council to increase transit ridership in Lafayette and reduce air pollution on high ground-level ozone days. Transit use is encouraged for many reasons, including:
- Reducing air pollution
- Addressing climate change
- Reducing congestion on roads
- Providing affordable travel options
Boulder County Transportation held an open contest looking for innovative ideas from the community on how to structure a fare subsidy program that would increase transit ridership by Lafayette residents and employees. The contest is now closed but more information, including the winning idea, can be found below.
Congratulations to the three Lafayette No Fare Contest winners! First place went to Elise Rooney from Rockton Software. Her project proposal “The Big Green” impressed the selection committee with its innovation and thoughtful implementation. Selection committee members were composed of RTD, Boulder County, and Regional Air Quality Council staff as well as local Lafayette residents. See Elise’s proposal here. Boulder County will be working with Lafayette businesses and Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) over the next year to provide guidance and subsidies to help Lafayette businesses sign up for Eco Passes. Learn more about the PACE Program.
Thank you to all of the contest participants. We had some really terrific proposals and ideas on how to improve transit.
Implementation – $50 MyRide Cards
RTD’s MyRide Card is the newest way to pay your fare. It is a cashless, stored value card that you can use on almost every RTD service. Simply tap the card on the reader inside the bus or on the light rail or rail platform and your fare is automatically deducted from your card balance. To encourage Lafayette residents and employees to use transit and to try the new cards, Boulder County will be distributing 1,000 MyRide Cards to Lafayette residents and employees. Each card will be pre-loaded with $50. individual cards can easily be reloaded on-line. Visit RTD’s MyRide website for more information.
Contact the Boulder County Transportation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-441-3900.
About Simple Steps. Better Air.
Simple Steps. Better Air. (SSBA) is a program of the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) – the lead air quality planning agency for the nine-county, Denver Metro/North Front Range area. Through increased outreach and public awareness about ground-level ozone pollution, SSBA aims to create behavior change around air quality issues, and, in doing so, motivate more Coloradans to take action in reducing ozone-causing emissions. Find more simple steps to decrease ozone pollution, sign up for ozone alerts, or log your vehicle trips and ozone-cutting actions in our unique tracking system at www.SimpleStepsBetterAir.org.