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WHAT IS AN

Customers who use rail or bus service to travel to and/or from Denver International Airport pay an Airport fare. Airport customers can purchase a 3-Hour Pass for short-term travel, a Day Pass for travel in a single service day or a Monthly Pass in a calendar month for all Local, Regional and Airport trips.

AIRPORT FARE?

WHAT ARE THE FARE STRUCTURE ALTERNATIVES?

RTD has proposed two fare structure alternatives for consideration:

  • Alternative A lowers fares for customers overall while retaining Local, Regional and Airport fare levels.

  • Alternative B simplifies the fare structure by combining Local and Regional fares while maintaining an Airport fare.

 

RTD will be using customer and community feedback to refine these alternatives and form a final recommendation for public comment in early 2023.

CURRENT FARE STRUCTURE (FULL FARE)

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ALTERNATIVE A (FULL FARE)

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ALTERNATIVE B (FULL FARE)

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?

If you are an Airport customer using RTD services, each of the proposed fare structure alternatives would have an impact on how much you pay for service — and each would have unique benefits and tradeoffs.

ALTERNATIVE A

How would my fares change compared to the current structure?

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$0.50 less for a Daily Pass

$40 less for a Monthly Pass

ALTERNATIVE B

How would my fares change compared to the current structure?

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$0.50 less for a Daily Pass

$104 less for a Monthly Pass

Benefits of A

Benefits of B

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Lower fares for all customers, including customers making Airport trips

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Frequent Airport customers benefit from a lower priced Monthly Pass and Fare Cap that costs the same as purchasing 10 Day Passes (a 52% discount)

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Frequent Airport customers benefit from a lower priced Monthly Pass and Fare Cap that costs the same as purchasing 16 Day Passes (a 20% discount)

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One Monthly Pass price covers travel anywhere in the system, including the airport

Tradeoffs of A

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No simplification of fare structure: customers must still select and understand the difference between Local, Regional and Airport destinations

Tradeoffs of B

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No benefit for Local 3-Hour and Day Pass customers, who are the majority of RTD’s ridership

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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