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RTD fare collection to resume July 1

Riders will be asked to pay with a ticket, pass or cash when riding on the RTD system beginning Wednesday, July 1.

DENVER — Fare collection on all Regional Transportation District (RTD) transit services and front-door boarding on buses will resume Wednesday, July 1, the district said Tuesday.  

Riders will be asked to pay with a ticket, pass or cash when riding on the RTD system. RTD’s Mobile Tickets app will be available for purchases starting that day.

Once fare collections begin, riders are encouraged to use apps for purchasing tickets to reduce contact with the farebox. Tickets can be purchased through the following apps: mobile ticketing, Uber and Transit

The agency asks riders to be partners in safety by wearing a face covering and keeping six feet between them and others when riding or waiting to board vehicles. To learn more about the measures RTD continues to take to keep its employees and riders safe, visit rtd-denver.com/coronavirus.

RTD suspended fare collection and implemented rear-door boarding on its buses in early April in an effort to help maintain social distancing between operators and riders. 

"With COVID-19 restrictions lifting and people starting to return to their physical workplaces and taking more trips, it’s time to resume normal operations," RTD said. 

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As more riders return to buses and trains, RTD said agency staff will continue to monitor service to meet the needs of communities. Frequency has increased on some routes in response to demand. While ridership is down across RTD’s system, the agency said it now provides about 120,000 trips each weekday, compared with 350,000-weekday trips through the end of last year.

> For more information, visit rtd-denver.com or call 303-299-6000

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