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WHAT IS A

Customers who travel in 3 rail zones or who ride one of RTD’s Regional bus routes pay a Regional fare. Regional 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, Regional or Airport trips in a calendar month.

REGIONAL 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 Regional 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. The tables below outline the changes, benefits and tradeoffs compared to current fares.

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

$40 less for a Monthly Pass

ALTERNATIVE B

How would my fares change compared to the current structure?

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$2.25 less for a 3-Hour Pass

$4.50 less for a Day Pass

$104 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 Regional trips

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One fare grants access to Local and Regional destinations

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Savings of about 20% 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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No simplification of the fare structure: customers must still select and understand the difference between Local and Regional destinations

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Savings of about 43% on 3-Hour and Day Passes

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Savings of 52% on Monthly Pass

Tradeoffs of Alternative 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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