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RTD makes it easier for riders to buy day passes with launch of the new Mobile Tickets app Nov. 1

Information courtesy of RTD


RTD Light Rail train and bus at Denver Bus Station

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will launch the new Mobile Tickets app for day passes on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Now riders who use a day pass will be able to bypass lines and avoid a stop at ticket vending machines by using the new RTD Mobile Tickets app on their Apple or Android mobile device. For bus customers who pay with cash, this is especially convenient since they won’t have to worry about having exact change for their fare each time they ride with a day pass.

“The addition of our new mobile ticketing app provides yet another option for our passengers to easily use RTD’s growing transit system,” said RTD CEO and General Manager Dave Genova. “This app is convenient, gives our customers choices and adds another method of payment without using cash.”

Customers simply download the app, purchase a pass with a credit card and activate the pass before boarding a bus or train.

Things to Know

  • Customers can find the app in their app store by searching for “RTD Mobile Tickets.”
  • The mobile ticketing app supports Local and Regional/Airport Day Passes only.
  • Users must buy tickets on the day of travel. They cannot pre-buy for future dates (this feature will be added in the future).
  • Users must activate their ticket before boarding the bus or train and display a valid ticket for operators and fare inspectors. This activated ticket includes a time stamp that moves in a pattern on the screen to prevent fraud.
  • Purchased tickets expire at 2:59 a.m. the following morning even if they aren’t used.

The Regional Transportation District develops, operates and maintains a public transportation system that meets the transit needs of close to 3 million people within an eight-county service area in the Denver Metro region. The agency’s buses, rail lines, shuttles and additional services provide 100 million annual passenger trips. For more information, visit, call 303-299-6000 and follow along on social media: on Twitter, @ridertd on Instagram and rideRTDco on YouTube

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