EcoPass

Unlimited rides at an unbelievable price.
EcoPass is an annual employer-sponsored pass providing employees unlimited rides on bus and light rails. It's a win-win with benefits for both employers and employees.

EcoPass for employees

Easy and affordable

EcoPass offers a number of benefits to employees:

  • Reduces commuting costs and hassles
  • Allows use of pre-tax dollars
  • Saves on cost of parking
  • Automatic enrollment and peace of mind with Guaranteed Ride Home

Guaranteed Ride Home*

The Guaranteed Ride HomeĀ® is included with 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

Convenience

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.

Resources

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, express, regional, SkyRide). Tell the driver if you wish a lower service level.

Light rail — Locate the smart card reader near the light rail platform, press Local, Express, or Regional 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 or call 303.299.CARD for assistance. If you feel your card should be valid, please contact your card administrator.

EcoPass for employers

Tax deductible

EcoPass also offers many benefits to employers:

  • Tax deductible
  • 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 also 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

Contact us

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