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RTD board approves fare hikes that will take effect next year

Posted at 9:30 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 08:51:26-04

DENVER — The Regional Transportation District’s Board of Directors Tuesday night approved an across-the-board fare increase that takes effect starting early next year. 

Under the new fare schedule, the price of a ticket to the airport will go up by $1.50 to a total of $10.50. Local fares would bump up to $3 and regional fares would cost $5.25.

The increase in bus and light rail fares would help provide a 40 percent discount to low-income riders.

Changes would be implemented starting in January, with the low-income program estimated to begin in July.

Here are some other changes that would take effect next year:

  • Increase the discount offered to riders between 6 and 19 years old to 70 percent.
  • Introduce a three-hour pass, which would replace a three-hour one-way transfer.