Take the bus? New RTD fares began this Saturday

Posted at 1:17 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 23:09:56-05

A new fare structure for the Regional Transportation District is going into effect starting this Saturday, and officials want you to be aware of several changes as the New Year begins. 

Officials say RTD’s new fare system is designed to streamline the way passengers pay for trips across the public agency’s expanding transit system.

Benefits of the new fare system include day passes that offer unlimited trips through the service day for the cost of a round trip; simplified rail zones that offer more local trips; a flat $9 fare for all bus and rail trips to and from Denver International Airport; printers aboard buses for day pass purchases; and reclassified bus routes to simplify service categories.

Other important aspects of RTD’s new fare structure are:

  • Local day passes for $5.20 and Regional/Airport day passes for $9.
  • Local, Regional and Airport trip categories.
  • Local or Regional bus routes (former Express routes have been reclassified).
  • A, B, C and Airport rail zones, with travel in one or two zones requiring a Local fare and across three requiring a Regional fare. Trips to or from DIA require an Airport fare.
  • A one-way Local trip will cost $2.60; a one-way Regional trip, $4.50; and a one-way trip to or from DIA, $9.
  • Half-fare discounts apply only to elementary, middle and high school students ages 6-19, Medicare recipients, passengers with disabilities and people ages 65 and above.
  • For qualifying passengers, a one-way Local Discount trip costs $1.30; a one-way Regional trip, $2.25; and an Airport Discount trip, $4.50.
  • Active military personnel ride RTD services at no cost.
  • 10-Ride tickets books are available at retail outlets and provide a 10 percent discount on single rides.

If you have any questions regarding the new fares, you can visit the RTD's website here or call them at (303) 299-6000.


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