On Thursday, RTD resumes fare collection, continues transition to new MyRide app

RTD will resume fare collection and inspection on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Fare collection was suspended for the entire month of August due to the Zero Fare for Better Air initiative made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 22-180, in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office. During that time, all RTD customers could ride RTD bus and rail services at no cost.

Along with the resumption of fare collection, RTD will continue its transition to a new account-based ticketing system, which will allow for transactions to post in near real time. New validators are being installed on buses and rail platforms. Cash and paper tickets will continue to be accepted as valid fare.

Customers who have yet to convert their current MyRide accounts to the new system will need to do so by visiting rtd-denver.com/myride. Here, they can transfer an existing MyRide card balance to a new account by downloading the RTD MyRide app, creating an account and completing a transition form.

Customers with a valid EcoPass or CollegePass card will not be affected by the MyRide transition: They can tap their current cards as usual before boarding buses and trains.

Additionally, the RTD Mobile Tickets app has been updated and rebranded to RTD MyRide app. The new RTD MyRide app, available on iOS and Android, allows for customers to use their mobile devices to purchase, use and manage tickets, as well as manage their MyRide account balances. Customers who have automatic updates activated on their phones will have received this update automatically.

More information can be found at rtd-denver.com/fares-passes/fares.