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RTD Eco Pass

Due to the importance of utilizing alternative transportation, the City participates in and subsidizes the cost of the Eco Pass and ValuPass programs with the Regional Transportation District (RTD).
Both programs allow employees to use RTD's bus and light rail services as alternative transportation to and from work.

Enrollment Advantages:

  • Reduces commuting costs and hassles
  • Pay for commuting expenses with pretax dollars
  • No parking issues
  • Peace of Mind provided by Guaranteed Ride Home Program sponsored by Denver Regional Council of Governments  (Eco Pass only)
Eco Pass
The Eco Pass is an RTD-issued photo ID card called a smart card.

The monthly cost is $46 (pretax) and is deducted from the 2nd paycheck of each month.     

Enrollment Provisions
Eligible employees may enroll at anytime:
  • Eco Pass is available to full-time City employees.  Part-time employees may contact the Benefits Team for transit pass options.
  • City employees at Denver International Airport (DIA) are not eligible for the Eco Pass program, but can enroll in the DIA ValuPass program.   

To enroll, employees must see a benefits representative in the OHR Benefits office, located in the Webb Municipal Building, 4th Floor, to receive an RTD smart card authorization form. ( Note: Employees located at Denver Human Services and Denver Public Library may obtain Eco Pass enrollment details from the Human Resources offices on-site.)     

You may cancel your Eco pass participation at any time. To cancel, please complete the termination form and return as directed on the form.

For more information about Eco Pass, including route and schedule information, visit or contact the OHR Benefits team at or (720) 913-5697.