First-time bus riders have access to a free regional or airport day pass until June 15 through an effort by Commuting Solutions to promote public transportation between Boulder and Denver.
The Louisville nonprofit launched the Flatiron Flyer Ridership Challenge in partnership with RTD and the Colorado Department of Transportation to encourage people to skip driving in favor of using the bus, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants and improving air quality.
Riding the Flatiron Flyer, which connects Boulder, Superior, Louisville, Broomfield, Westminster and Denver, can prevent 22 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere with each trip, according to Commuting Solutions.
"The Flatiron Flyer is the backbone of the northwest metro region’s transit network and an
important mobility option for our residents, visitors and employees,” said Commuting Solutions Audrey DeBarros in a statement. “We are excited to elevate the benefits of riding the
service, especially as gas prices continue to escalate and people are looking for more affordable
and more sustainable travel options.”
The Denver Regional Council of Governments is also offering a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card to Flatiron Flyer riders who log their trips with the My Way to Go commuting platform during the challenge.
Tickets can be purchased by creating an account with the RTD Mobile Tickets app and sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “RTD Regional Day Pass” from the same email address used to create the RTD account. Mobile tickets will be deposited every Thursday, and more information is available online.