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WHAT IS A

Customers who travel in 1 or 2 rail zones or who ride one of RTD’s local bus routes pay a Local fare. Local 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 for all Local trips in a calendar month.

LOCAL 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 a Local customer, 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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$0.25 less per 3-Hour Pass

$0.50 less for a Daily Pass

$26 less for a Monthly Pass

ALTERNATIVE B

How would my fares change compared to the current structure?

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Same cost for a 3-Hour Pass

Same price for a Daily Pass

$18 less for a Monthly Pass

Benefits of Alternative A

Benefits of Alternative B

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Lower fares for all customers, including customers making Local trips

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One fare grants access to Local and Regional destinations

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Savings of about 23% on a Monthly Pass

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

Tradeoffs of Alternative A

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Access to Regional destinations still requires a higher fare

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No simplification of the fare structure

  • Regional and Airport trips with a Local Day or Monthly Pass require a fare upgrade

  • Customers must still select and understand the difference between Local and Regional destinations

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Savings of about 16% on a Monthly Pass

Tradeoffs of Alternative B

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Local customers only benefit if they travel enough to purchase a Monthly Pass

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Otherwise, 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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