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IMPACT FOR 

Customers who cannot use the regular fixed-route bus/light rail service due to a disability may qualify for Access-a-Ride shared-ride services.

ACCESS-A-RIDE CUSTOMERS

WHAT IS THE NEW FARE STRUCTURE?

Using customer and community feedback, RTD has created a new fare structure.

The new structure lowers fares for all customers and simplifies the fare structure by combining Local and Regional fares while maintaining an Airport fare.

 

Highlights of the New Fare Structure

Under the new fare structure,

  • Access-a-Ride customers travel on all current Local and Regional routes with the
    Standard fare ($4.50)

  • Access-a-Ride customers pay an Airport fare ($19) for trips that begin or end at
    Denver International Airport

  • Access-a-Ride customers purchasing 6-Ride Ticket Books pay $27

  • For the first time, Access-a-Ride customers who qualify for and enroll in the LiVE Income-Based Discount Program are eligible to receive Discount fares. Discount fares further reduce the price of Access-a-Ride services to $2.25 for the Standard fare (all Local and Regional routes), $9.50 to and from the airport, and $13.50 for 6-Ride Ticket Books

FARE COMPARISON

2023 ACCESS-A-RIDE FARE STRUCTURE

(FULL FARE)

Current Access-A-Ride Fare Table. Local Fare One-Way Pass: $5, 6-Ride Ticket Book $30. Regional One-Way Pass: $9. Airport One-Way Pass: $20

NEW ACCESS-A-RIDE FARE STRUCTURE, EFFECTIVE 2024

(FULL FARE)

Recommended Access-A-Ride Full Fare Table. Standard Local and Regional One-Way Pass $4.50, 6-Ride Ticket Book $27. Airport Fare One-Way Pass $19.

(LiVE DISCOUNT FARE)

Recommended Access-A-Ride LiVE Fare Table. Standard Local and Regional One-Way Pass: $2.25, 6-Ride Ticket Book $13.50.  Airport Fare One-Way Pass $9.50

FARE CHANGES FOR ACCESS-A-RIDE CUSTOMERS

Access-a-Ride customers enrolled in LiVE pay:

  • $2.75 less for a Standard 3-Hour Pass

  • $10.50 less for an Airport Pass

  • $16.50 less for a 6-Ride Standard Ticket Book

 

That means savings of approximately:

  • 55-75% on a 3-Hour Pass

  • 53% on an Airport Pass

  • 55% on a 6-Ride Ticket Book

Access-a-Ride customers pay:

  • $0.50 less for a Standard 3-Hour Pass

  • $1 less for an Airport Pass

  • $3 less for a 6-Ride Standard
    Ticket Book

That means savings of approximately:

  • 10-50% on a 3-Hour Pass

  • 5% on an Airport Pass

  • 10% on a 6-Ride Ticket Book

LEARN MORE

Learn more about the introduction of LiVE Discounts to Access-a-Ride fares and expanded access to LiVE here. Note: The new fare study will not impact the 2023 Access-on-Demand program and policies.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

RTD will take steps to ensure that communication with members of the public with disabilities is effective throughout the study. Persons who require materials in alternative formats, need sign language interpretation, or require other communication consideration for participation, please contact RTD’s ADA Manager at Gabe.Christie@rtd-denver.com. Please provide three business days notice for services to be arranged.

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