Just Hop On Board!

During the entire month of August, RTD will offer zero fares across its system as part of the Zero Fare for Better Air initiative. This collaborative, statewide initiative, made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 22-180, in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office, is designed to reduce ground-level ozone by increasing the use of public transit. Current RTD customers will also benefit as they will not have to use or purchase fare products from August 1-31, during Colorado’s high ozone season.  

Sit back, relax, and take RTD

Save money

Taking the bus and train saves on car expenses including maintenance, parking, and tolls, which add up quickly. A household can save nearly $10,000 by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

Improve air quality

Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. Using public transit creates 84% less carbon emissions than driving a car.

Reduce stress

Taking public transit eliminates the stress and anxiety of battling everyday traffic. Leave the driving to RTD!   

Save time

While you’re taking public transit, catch up on reading, emails, podcasts, or just sit back and relax!

Reduce traffic

Taking public transit removes vehicles from roadways, limiting traffic congestion, air pollution, and ground-level ozone.

Save Gas

With gas hovering around $5 per gallon, switching to public transit frees up additional funds in your everyday budget. In addition, public transportation saves an estimated 6 billion gallons of gas each year!

Transit Watch

Help keep our buses, trains and transit hubs safe by staying alert and keeping a watchful eye on your surroundings. With RTD’s Transit Watch app, you never ride alone. The mobile app is a quick, easy and anonymous way for riders to communicate directly to Transit Police about safety and security concerns. 

Partner Resources

The following resources provide information and assets to help support and promote the Zero Fare for Better Air initiative.

*Transit benefit facts courtesy of the American Public Transit Association