Neighborhood EcoPass

Affordable transportation option for local neighborhoods

Neighborhood EcoPass is a discounted pass purchased by neighborhoods inside the RTD district for all of its residents. Residents are issued an EcoPass smart card valid for up to one year of unlimited rides on all Local, Express, and Regional bus and rail service.

Neighborhood EcoPass for residents

Easy and affordable

Neighborhood EcoPass is an environmental alternative to single occupancy vehicles, a cost-saving convenience for residents and a great way to enhance community relations. The neighborhood EcoPass offers a number of benefits:

  • Unlimited rides on bus*, rail, and call-n-Ride for up to one year
  • Pass holders only pay $5.00 for skyRide service to DIA**
  • Reduces commuting costs and hassles
  • Saves on cost of parking

* Not valid on special services, including but not limited to Access a Ride, BroncosRide, BuffRide, RockiesRide, RunRide, Saturday Shopper, and SeniorRide.

** EcoPass holders pay a $2.50 upcharge for skyRide service to and from DIA. EcoPasses issued by DIA employers are exempt from this fee. No fee is charged when traveling from the Airport Blvd/40th Ave or the Stapleton Park-n-Ride to DIA.


EcoPass utilizes smart card tap on technology making program administration and riding RTD a breeze. Residents are issued their own photo ID EcoPass smart card, which can be easily replaced if the card gets lost or damaged.

Get your neighborhood started today

To be eligible for the neighborhood EcoPass program, the neighborhood must be represented by either a county or city government entity or a registered homeowner association and meet the following elibility requirements:

  • Neighborhood must be located within the Regional Transportation District service area.
  • All homes within a specific neighborhood must be included in the contract.
  • Residents must be approved by the association and must reside in the specified neighborhood.

If you are interested in starting an EcoPass program for your neighborhood, contact RTD today at 303.299.2132.


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How to use your card

Step 1

Tap your card on a smart card reader, every time you ride, even when transferring.

Bus — Board the bus and tap your card on the smart card reader next to the driver. By default, your ride is logged at the highest service level available (local, express, regional, SkyRide). Tell the driver if you wish a lower service level.

Rail — Locate the smart card reader near the rail platform, press Local, Express, or Regional service and tap your card on the reader.

Step 2

Listen for a tone and watch for a light.

Yellow light — Card is valid. Please show your EcoPass to the bus driver or fare inspector if requested.

Red light — Card is not valid. Use other form of fare payment or call 303.299.CARD for assistance. If you feel your card should be valid, please contact your card administrator.