Neighborhood EcoPass Program (NECO Pass Program)
What is the Neighborhood EcoPass Program?
The Neighborhood EcoPass Program increases access to transit, lowers single occupant vehicle use, saves money and enhances community relations. It is an annual transit pass purchased by residents or a neighborhood organization for all members of participating households. This photo I.D. smart card pass entitles holders to one year of unlimited travel on all RTD Local, Regional, airport bus and light/commuter rail routes.
Why sign up for the Neighborhood EcoPass Program?
Nearly 50 neighborhoods in the City of Boulder participate in the Neighborhood EcoPass Program. These 50 neighborhoods accounted for over 7,000 households in 2018. Thousands more households in the City of Boulder are eligible to participate in the NECO Pass Program.
The annual transit pass cost under the Neighborhood EcoPass Program ranges from $115 per household to $900 for a regional commuter. The regular cost of a single year EcoPass varies based on each neighborhood's amount of transit usage. The City of Boulder provide a 50% subsidy for first time participating neighborhoods and an ongoing 33%-39% subsidy for renewing neighborhoods. In comparison, the current cost for a year of RTD monthly passes is $1,368 for local trips and $2,400 for regional trips.
Great Transit Options
The transit pass is good on all RTD routes and services, including:
- All local bus routes
- All regional routes
- All Light Rail lines
- A Line to Denver International Airport (DIA)
- Skyride to Denver International Airport (DIA)
- The "N" route to Eldora Mountain Resort
Neighborhoods that participate in the Neighborhood EcoPass Program have reported a dramatic increase in transit use. Residents with a pass in hand drive less, which results in less congestion and pollution in our community.
How do I join an EcoPass neighborhood?
The City of Boulder has created an interactive map below to help you identify whether you already live in a participating EcoPass neighborhood.
To find out simply follow the two-step instructions below:
- Type your address in the map below to see if you live in an existing NECO Pass area or neighborhood.
- If you do reside inside a NECO Pass area or neighborhood, click at the specific area or neighborhood that you live in to access your designated neighborhood coordinator contact information to find out how you can participate.
If you do not reside in an existing NECO Pass area, you can start an EcoPass program in your neighborhood. Please review the NECO Pass Start Information document, especially the NECO Pass Program document to understand what the requirements are to start an NECO Neighborhood. If you feel you have enough interest in your neighborhood to meet the RTD requirements, please contact GO Boulder or the NECO Pass Program Coordinator and let them know you would like to start a NECO Pass Program in your neighborhood.
Click the link below for the full-sized interactive map along with detailed instructions on how to use the map.
Become a Neighborhood Coordinator
If you're interested in starting a new neighborhood program, please contact Allison Crump, the city's NECO Pass Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 720-564-2368.
For more information, contact GO Boulder at 303-441-3266. You can also visit RTD's website for more information about this and other RTD passes and programs.
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