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 Handicapped Parking Map

A special AHEC permit is required in handicap permit areas. A permit can be purchased at either the Parking and Transportation Center, (303) 556-2000, or at DRS. A state handicap placard, handicap license plate, or disabled veteran license plate is required for daily fee, metered, or hourly spaces. Handicap parking meters have a maximum time limit of four hours at a rate of $1.00 per hour.

There are no free parking at meters with handicap placard or plates.


RTD was the first transit agency in the nation to require wheelchair lifts on all new bus orders and more than 98% of RTD's regular service is currently wheelchair accessible. Even so, not all of the disabled community can use the regularly scheduled service. For some people, access a Ride may be answer.


"Access-a-Ride" is a paratransit service mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act for those who are:

  • Unable to board, ride or exit from a bus, or
  • Whose impairments make it impossible to travel to & from regular bus stops

Customers must be certified before they may use the service. Certification requires:

  • An evaluation interview
  • Physician's verification may be required
  • No fee is charged to go through the certification process

If you have any questions concerning Access-a-Ride, call (303) 299-2960 [TDD (303) 299-2980] for answers.

Light Rail

Light Rail is fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users should wait at the top of the accessibility ramps located at each station.

For all questions concerning light rail and regular bus routes, call the Telephone Information Center (TIC) (303) 299-6000 or TDD for the speech and hearing impaired (303) 299-6089.


Is an accessible escort service available to parking customers with a disability. The service is available (during semesters) from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Call (303) 556-2000 to schedule a ride.


For your safety, the Parking and Public Safety Division offers an evening escort service for all students, staff and faculty of the Auraria campus.

This FREE 24-hour service is provided by calling (303) 556-2000 Mon-Thur from sundown until 10:00 p.m. and by calling (303) 556-3271 on weekends and after hours.

The NIGHTRIDER will give you a ride from any campus parking lot to your classroom and back again. Just give us a call and we'll pick you up. Or, if you want to be a regular Nightrider, we'll arrange a regular pickup to fit your schedule.

Don't be uneasy… take the NIGHTRIDER! (303) 556-2000

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