RTD CollegePass

Each year the students from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver participate in a referendum on whether or not to keep the RTD CollegePass.


For the 2019-20 academic year, the proposed cost of the pass is $125 per student, per semester. The RTD CollegePass covers the following services for students: 

  • Unlimited access to local and regional bus services 
  • Light rail and bus services in all fare zones (including SkyRide buses and the light rail A Line service to DIA)

A similar pass for the general public costs $200 per month or approximately $1000 per semester. 

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2019–20 Referendum Question 

Shall the students of the Auraria Campus (the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver at the Downtown Denver Auraria Campus) authorize the Board of Directors of the Auraria Higher Education Center to assess each institution a student fee not to exceed $125.00 per student per semester including the established institutional collection fee, from August 19, 2019 through August 16, 2020, for the purpose of establishing an extension of the College Pass Program (Student Bus and Light Rail Pass)?

Frequently Asked Questions  

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for more information about what the referendum language means, why it's held each year, and how it impacts you

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

Contact the Auraria Campus Student Election Commission: SACABElections@ahec.edu.

The RTD referendum will be on the same ballot as the institution's student government elections. Click on your institution to get more information about your SGA elections.