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RTD Transit Pass Update

RTD Transit Pass Update

RTD needs to raise their fares starting January 2019 to remain fiscally sound. In 2017/18, they convened a Pass Program Working Group (more info below) of transit professionals that looked at various programs that would off-set some of the increased costs. The new programs are:

  • A low-income pass program that would provide a 40% discount to low-income individuals
  • A Youth Pass Program that would provide a 70% discount for students 19 and under
  • Continue the EcoPass, Neighborhood EcoPass, and CollegePass programs

In order for some of those to happen, RTD needs to hear your feedback in support of Option 3 (listed below). Without community feedback, the EcoPass Program may be eliminated.

Provide Feedback at a Local Meeting or Visit the RTD Website:

Transit Pass Public Meeting hosted by RTD
Monday, July 16, 2018
6 to 8 p.m.
West Boulder Senior Center
909 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO.

Fare Options:

  • Option 1 – No fare increase
    • Revenue will not meet fare targets in current strategic budget plan
    • Aspects of Pass Program Working Group full recommendation could be implemented
  • Option 2 – Proposed fare increase per regularly scheduled fare review
    • Local one-way fare increased from $2.60 to $2.90
    • Regional one-way fare increased from $4.50 to $5
    • Airport one-way fare increased from $9 to $10
    • Aspects of Pass Program Wording Group full recommendation could be implemented
  • Option 3 – Proposed fare increase with Pass Program Working Group Recommendations
    • Local one-way fare increased from $2.60 to $3
    • Regional one-way fare increased from $4.50 to $5.25
    • Airport one-way fare increase from $9 to $10.50
    • Implementation of Pass Program Working Group full recommendations

RTD Pass Program Working Group

From March 2017 to February 2018, RTD facilitated a Pass Program Working Group to develop recommendations on changes to all of their transit pass programs, including the EcoPass Program, which is an extremely important program to Boulder County, the City of Boulder, and other local agencies. The objectives of the group were to:

  • Revisit and refine goals for each pass program
  • Refine pricing and administration of each pass program
  • Recommend pass program policy revisions
  • Recommend criteria for RTD to use in evaluating future proposals for new pass programs

The working group was comprised of 26 members from diverse backgrounds all across the district. View the member list.

Working Group Meetings

RTD Board Presentations

  • February 2016 – RTD Board provided information on the purpose and need for the working group

Contact Information

Visit the RTD website for more information, or contact Boulder County at 303-441-3900 or via email.