We're here for you
Access‑a‑Ride provides local bus transportation for people with disabilities. We help individuals who cannot access our fixed-route bus and light rail system to maintain their freedom to travel around the metro area.
In this busy world, we all have places to go and things to do. Let us help you get there.
You can schedule a trip within Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties, as long as your starting point and destination are within 3/4 mile of RTD's Local fixed-route transit system. Some restrictions apply.
Access‑a‑Ride is available during the same days and hours as our Local bus service. We offer curbside and door-to-door service with driver assistance if requested, as well as subscriptions for passengers who make regular trips to the same destination.
Once you've been approved, use our convenient reservation system to book your travel at least 1 day and up to 3 days in advance, as trips are pre-scheduled.
Access-a-Ride service lookup
Is there service to your address? Access-a-Ride service is available as long as your starting and destination points are within 3/4 mile of RTD's local fixed-route transit system. Some restriction apply*
*Service Availability Lookup Restrictions
Please note that the information being provided pertaining to Access-a-Ride service availability is approximate and is for informational purposes only. Service availability disputes should be brought to the attention of the RTD Paratransit Department. RTD reserves the right to make all final service availability decisions based on the most up-to-date information available. Also please be aware that this information does not indicate a determination of ADA paratransit eligibility.
Enter an address to find out if the location qualifies for Access-a-Ride service.
Please select the correct address below:
The address you entered is within 3/4 mile of RTD's local fixed-route transit system and Access-a-Ride service is available to you during the time and day you specified. Some restrictions apply.
How you qualify
To travel on Access‑a‑Ride, you must meet one of the following criteria:
- Be unable to get to and from a bus stop or on and off a lift-equipped bus by yourself
- Have a cognitive disability that prohibits your understanding of how to complete bus trips
As part of the certification process, you must complete a functional evaluation in person and provide a physician's statement to verify your disability. All applicants must qualify for certification under the guidelines established by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Once approved, you will receive a photo ID card, which you must show to the driver at each boarding.
- Online application
Monday - Friday, 8 - 5pm
- 303.299.2980 (TTY)
To replace a lost Access‑a‑Ride card, call 303.202.9143
- Learn about recent upgrades to service and scheduling/mapping software in this message from our General Manager »
- Read our accessibility policies »
- See frequently asked questions »
- Review the Access‑a‑Ride user's guide »
For an audio copy of the User's Guide, please call 303.299.2960
- View audit schedule »
- See paratransit contractors »
- Call 303-447-2848 for more information about Easy Rider, a free one-on-one travel training program available in Boulder