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IMPACT FOR 

Discount fares are available for all people ages 65 and older, individuals with disabilities, Medicare recipients and income-eligible (LiVE) customers. In 2023, seniors, individuals with disabilities and Medicare recipients receive 50% off of the full fare and LiVE customers receive 40% off.

In 2023, youth also receive discounts on their fares. To learn more about changes to Youth fares, including the recommended Zero Fares for Youth pilot program, visit the Youth fare page.

DISCOUNT FARE CUSTOMERS

WHAT IS THE NEW FARE STRUCTURE?

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

The new discount fare structure lowers fares for all customers and simplifies the fare structure by combining Local, Regional and Airport fares. 

 

Highlights of the New Discount Fare Structure

Under the new Discount fare structure,

  • Adults using Discount fares travel to any destination, including the airport, for the Discount fare price. There is no additional charge to travel to Denver International Airport

  • All adults using Discount fares pay the same price. This includes adults 65 and older, individuals with disabilities, Medicare recipients and LiVE customers

  • The 3-Hour Pass and Day Pass for all adult Discount fare customers is 50% off the full fare price ($1.35 for a 3-Hour Pass or $2.70 for a Day Pass)

  • The Monthly Pass for all Discount fare customers is 70% off the full fare price ($27)

FARE COMPARISON

2023 DISCOUNT FARE STRUCTURE

(AGE 65+, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, MEDICARE RECIPIENTS)

Current 65+ Fare Table. Local Fare 3-Hour Pass $1.50, Day Pass $3, Monthly Pass $57.  Regional Fare 3-Hour Pass $2.60, Day Pass $5.25, Monthly Pass $99.  Airport Fare 3-Hour Pass $5.25Day Pass $5.25, Monthly Pass $99

(LiVE INCOME-BASED FARE DISCOUNT PROGRAM)

Current LiVE Fare Table. Local Fare 3-Hour Pass $1.80, Day Pass $3.60, Monthly Pass $68.40. Regional Fare 3-Hour Pass $3.15, Day Pass $6.30, Monthly Pass $119.70. Airport Fare 3-Hour Pass $6.30, Day Pass $6.30, Monthly Pass $119.70

NEW DISCOUNT FARE STRUCTURE, EFFECTIVE 2024

(ALL ADULT DISCOUNT CUSTOMERS)

Recommended Discount Fare Table. Discount Fare Local, Regional and Airport 3-Hour Pass $1.35, Day Pass $2.70, Monthly Pass $27

FARE CHANGES FOR DISCOUNT CUSTOMERS

Customers enrolled in the LiVE (income based) program pay:

Local

  • $0.45 less for a 3-Hour Pass

  • $0.90 less for a Day Pass

  • $41.40 less for a Monthly Pass

Regional

  • $1.80 less for a 3-Hour Pass

  • $3.60 less for a Day Pass

  • $92.70 less for a Monthly Pass

Airport

  • $4.95 less for a 3-Hour Pass

  • $3.60 less for a Day Pass

  • $92.70 less for a Monthly Pass

 

That means savings of:

  • 25-79% on a 3-Hour Pass

  • 25-57% on a Day Pass

  • 61-78% on a Monthly Pass

Adults 65 and older, individuals with disabilities or Medicare recipients pay:

Local

  • $0.15 less for a 3-Hour Pass

  • $0.30 less for a Day Pass

  • $30 less for a Monthly Pass

Regional

  • $1.25 less for a 3-Hour Pass

  • $2.55 less for a Day Pass

  • $72 less for a Monthly Pass

Airport

  • $3.90 less for a 3-Hour Pass

  • $2.55 less for a Day Pass

  • $72 less for a Monthly Pass

 

That means savings of:

  • 10-77% on a 3-Hour Pass

  • 10-49% on a Day Pass

  • 53-73% on a Monthly Pass

LEARN MORE

Learn more about the policies and programs impacting the Discount fare structure here.

RTD is also expanding access to the LiVE program, including expanding who is eligible through changes to the income and address requirements and working with community partners to streamline enrollment. Read more about those changes here.  RTD is also decreasing fares for Access-a-Ride customers and is allowing eligible Access-a-Ride customers to apply a 50% LiVE discount to their fares. Read more about Access-a-Ride changes here.

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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