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Transportation Passes

Student Transportation Passes

RTD College Passes provide eligible students full use of regular RTD bus and light rail services, enabling the holder to ride on RTD services without paying any cash fare. The card is not valid for special services (SkyRide Bus, BroncosRide, RockiesRide, etc).

To receive a College Pass, simply bring your Pioneer ID Card to the Pioneer ID Card Office during normal office hours. You must be registered for classes before receiving your College Pass.

Issues with your pass? Please contact RTD through the phone number on the back of the card and they should be able to correct the problem. If RTD is unable to resolve the issue, please contact the Pioneer ID Card Office.

To replace a lost or damaged College Pass, simply visit the Pioneer ID Card Office during normal office hours. The fee is $10 for a replacement College Pass.

Not all students are eligible for the College Pass. Please see eligibility details below, or contact the Pioneer ID Card Office to check your eligibility.

Eligible participants include:
• Undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time
• Graduate students currently enrolled in a participating program and who pay a "Graduate Student RTD Pass Fee" in their Tuition Bill
• Continuous enrollment students in Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science, and DU/Iliff Joint PhD

Non-eligible Graduate populations include:
• Daniels College of Business Executive MBA
• Executive Real Estate
• GSSW Distance students in Durango and Glenwood Springs
[email protected] online program students
[email protected] students
• School [email protected] students
• SECS Lockheed Martin students
• University College and Women's College
• Intermodal Transportation Institute
• All other Continuous Enrollment Students not mentioned above

Faculty/Staff Transportation Passes

RTD Eco Passes provide eligible faculty and staff free use of all regular RTD services. SkyRide bus service to and from DIA costs $2.50 each way. The card is not valid for special services (BroncosRide, RockiesRide, etc).

To receive an Eco pass, simply bring your Pioneer ID Card to the Pioneer ID Card Office during normal office hours.

Issues with your pass? Please contact RTD through the phone number on the back of the card and they should be able to correct the problem. If RTD is unable to resolve the issue, please contact the Pioneer ID Card Office.

To replace a lost or damaged Eco Pass, simply visit the Pioneer ID Card Office during normal office hours. The fee is $10 for a replacement Eco Pass.