RTD fare increases go into effect in 2016

Posted at 6:31 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 20:32:21-05

RTD riders will soon begin noticing fare changes.

RTD will roll out new fares on Friday for three trip options, for both the train and bus service: local, regional and airport. 

A one-way local fare will increase from $2.25 to $2.60. Monthly passes will go up in price by $20 to about $100.

Customers can now purchase day passes for unlimited trips, anywhere in the system. Those will cost a little more than $5.

Flat rates will be in effect for trips to and from the airport; it'll cost $9 each way.

Half-fare discounts will be available for: students ages 6-19, Medicare recipients, people with disabilities and people who are 65 and older. A one-way local trip will cost $1.30 with the discount; the regional and airport rates will be $4.50.

Active military personnel can ride for free.

Local and regional rates are based on zones. Traveling in up to two zones is considered a local fare. They're pictured on the map above, and here.

Fares will increase for all of RTD's routes, so check them before riding.

RTD hasn't changed its rates since 2011.