Replacement Fee: Temporary Suspension

Effective March 27: Until further notice, RTD is temporarily suspending the $10 replacement fee for EcoPass to minimize the need to go in person to one of our sales outlets. New and replacement orders may be placed via the smart card web portal. As a reminder, it can take 7-10 days to process the order and the passes will be mailed to the address we have on file. Our sales outlets continue to remain open during this time if you find you need a replacement pass sooner. An authorization form is still required if going in person.

EcoPass for Employees

Easy and Affordable

EcoPass offers several benefits to employees including:

  • Unlimited rides on bus* and train for up to one year, including the Flatiron Flyer
  • No additional fare for trips to and from the airport on either SkyRide or the University of Colorado A Line
  • Reduced commuting costs and hassles
  • Allows use of pre-tax dollars
  • Cost savings on parking
  • Automatic enrollment and peace of mind with Guaranteed Ride Home®

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

Guaranteed Ride Home®*

The Guaranteed Ride Home® is an optional benefit that may be added to the EcoPass program and guarantees to employees a free taxi ride home from the office in the event of unplanned schedule changes, illness or other urgent situations. It provides peace of mind to those who choose an alternative mode of transportation to the office.
*Downtown Boulder businesses excluded

Airport Transportation

All trips to and from the airport on either SkyRide or the University of Colorado A Line are included with the EcoPass.


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


Have questions about your card? 
Visit our FAQ and smart card privacy policy

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, Regional, Airport). Tell the driver if you wish a lower service level.

Train — Locate the train smart card reader near the platform. Press Local, Regional or Airport 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. If you feel your card should be valid, please contact your card administrator.

EcoPass for Employers

EcoPass also offers many benefits to employers:

  • Reduces payroll taxes via a pre-tax benefit
  • Recruitment and retention tool
  • Enhances morale and productivity

Flexible Options

We offer three EcoPass convenient options to meet your business needs.

  1. Employer-paid 
    Employer pays the entire cost of each EcoPass .
  2. Employee-paid 
    Employees can use pre-tax dollars to purchase each EcoPass, reducing both taxable income and payroll taxes
  3. Employer/employee cost sharing 
    The costs are split between the employer and employee.

Get Started

Online: Complete the 'Get started with EcoPass' form on this page and an RTD sales representative will follow up with pricing and more information to get your company started with EcoPass.

By phone: You can speak directly with an EcoPass Sales representative by phone. Just have the information from the 'Get started with EcoPass' form ready and call 303-299-2132.

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More Options for Businesses

Transit Vouchers

RTD Transit Vouchers are an excellent way to assist your employees with their commuting needs. Employers can purchase transit vouchers from our approved partner companies: Commuter Check, TranBen, Transit Center, or WageWorks*. Vouchers will arrive within two weeks and employees may redeem them at any RTD sales outlet, including King Soopers and Safeway stores.

Please contact us at 303-299-2132 for more information about Transit Vouchers.

* WageWorks vouchers may only be redeemed at RTD-operated Sales Outlets.


FlexPass is an annual pass program that can be customized to meet the needs of the employer and employees. The program's flexible nature enables employees to choose their service level, vary passes from month-to-month, and enter or leave the program at any time. Plus, it's tax deductible to the employer and provided tax-free to employees.

Learn more about FlexPass

Employer Pass Outlet Program

We'll train you to create an onsite "RTD sales office" where employees can purchase passes and ticket books. We will deliver them to you each month and you will only be billed for the fare products you have sold.

Please contact us at 303-299-2132 for more information about Employer Pass Outlet Program.