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RTD Eco Pass




Your RTD Eco Pass is not just for commuting to and from campus. You have unlimited rides on regular fixed route service provided by RTD and all RTD contractor-operated fixed route service, including bus and Light Rail. Eco Pass includes the Call-n-Ride and Airport bus and rail services.  Plan your trip at to see how this can work for you!

Full time and part time staff and faculty (50% FTE or greater) on the Anschutz Medical Campus are eligible to participate in the Eco Pass program.

  • RTD Eco Pass: $25.00 per month
  • RTD Eco Pass plus unlimited parking in AMC permit parking lots: $78.00 per month
  • RTD Eco Pass plus unlimited Reserved Parking in the Anschutz Medical Campus permit parking lots: $105.00 per month

New Eco Pass accounts and new Eco Pass accounts with parking are pro-rated on a half month basis only, depending on when the account is activated. Notification for cancellation of the Eco Pass must be done in person at the Parking Office. At that time the Eco Pass must be turned into the Parking Office. Payroll deductions will continue until the Eco Pass is returned to the Parking Office.

There is a one time activation fee of $5.00.  The replacement fee for a lost Eco Pass is $25.00 the first time and $50.00 the second time. 

Guaranteed Ride Home with Eco Pass

University employees who have the Anschutz Medical Campus Eco Pass are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program. This program provides the Anschutz Medical Campus employees a free taxi ride home in case of an emergency or an unexpected event. If the employee becomes sick, needs to attend to a family member or must unexpectedly work late, they will have a ride home.  The Guaranteed Ride Home cannot be used for prescheduled medical or other appointments, on-the-job injuries, or in situations for which transportation could have been scheduled in advance.

  • Emergency taxi service
  • One-way trip maximum of 100 miles
  • 10% tip is paid for by the Guaranteed Ride Home Program

Guaranteed Ride Home Procedures

  • For the Denver Metro and Boulder areas either Denver Yellow Cab and Boulder Yellow Cab (303) 777-7777 or Metro Taxi (303) 333-3333 can be called. Metro Taxi only services Denver and Boulder. Please note Boulder service from Metro Taxi is dependent on whether or not there is a Metro Taxi in the Boulder area. Therefore it is recommended that Yellow Cab is used for those based in Boulder. Shamrock Yellow Cab (for Longmont & Fort Collins) and Yellow Cab of CO Springs (for CO Springs only).
  • Identify yourself and tell the dispatch operator this is a ‘Guaranteed Ride Home’ service call. Give the University Name, employee’s name, RTD SmartCard/EcoPass number, pick-up location and destination.
  • The cab driver will verify the employee’s identity when they are picked up with some form of photo identification (e.g. drivers’s license or EcoPass/SmartCard)
  • For accounting purposes, the
    Guaranteed Ride Home account numbers are:
    8168 YELLOW CAB - Denver
    1895 YELLOW CAB - Boulder & Colorado Springs
    1895 SHAMROCK - Longmont & Fort Collins only
    5300 METRO TAXI - Denver
    5302 METRO TAXI - Boulder
  • Employees must sign a voucher
    (cab driver will provide this) upon arrival at destination. The following three (3) items must be written on the voucher:
    • Company name
    • Employee's full name
    • Employee's RTD SmartCard number


Your Eco Pass does not include: Access-a-Ride, Broncos Ride, Rockies Ride, Run Ride, Buff Ride, Saturday Shopper, Senior Ride and other special event services.
Calculate how much you can save by taking public transportation instead of driving using a fuel savings calculator:
The benefits resulting from the RTD Eco pass program include:
  • Decreased cost to access public transportation will provide alternative methods of commuting to campus as well as providing transportation throughout the RTD service area.
  • Decreased on-campus parking, which will help alleviate the over-demand for limited parking resources.
  • Contribution toward the University Sustainable Campus goals by reducing the amount of automobile emissions from a reduced amount of personal vehicles used commuting to campus, as well as transportation throughout the RTD service area.
  • Increases take home salary by using pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars
  • Peace of mind provided by Guaranteed Ride Home Program
For more information on the RTD Eco Pass please visit :
* Reminder - degree seeking students enrolled in a degree program at the Anschutz Medical Campus already pay a mandatory student use fee for the RTD College Pass program.
The university and the Transportation Management Association continue to work with RTD to expand service to the Anschutz Medical Campus. They are also working with RTD on bus pass options for CU Denver students, faculty and staff.




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