Denver Passes New Transit Discount Plan

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors voted 10-5 in favor of creating a new transit discount plan to help low-income riders across the Denver Metro Area. Eligible riders will now be able to qualify for a 40 percent discount if they are at 185 percent of the federal poverty level (approximately $40,000 a year for a family of three), and riders ages six to 19 years old will be offered greater discount plans. Denver joins major cities like Los Angeles, New York, Portland and Seattle in offering a low-income fare for its riders. Since 2016, Enterprise and its main partner Mile High Connects – a broad partnership of organizations that are committed to increasing access to housing choices, good jobs and essential services via public transit – worked closely with the RTD Board on a collective education, communication, advocacy and community engagement strategy leading up to the September vote.

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