Zero Fare for Youth Pilot Program: Free RTD Rides for Students

Aug. 9, 2023
Zero Fare for Youth - 19 and under ride at no cost

Starting in September, RTD will offer free bus and train rides for students as part of their new Zero Fare for Youth pilot program. Students can ride for free starting Sept. 1 until Aug. 31, 2024. To board the bus or train, students will need to show a form of ID. This can be a current school ID, valid government-issued ID, registration/permanent resident card, Military ID/dependent card with DOB, or RTD-issued youth special discount card.

With the pilot program in place, please note that DPS Transportation will not be providing paper or virtual RTD tickets for the 2023-24 school year. Although RTD is allowing students of all ages to ride for free, DPS strongly encourages parents or guardians to accompany their elementary school students.