What is the Neighborhood EcoPass Program?
The Neighborhood EcoPass Program (NECO Pass) 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 smart card pass provides each participant with one year of unlimited travel on all RTD local, regional, airport bus and light/commuter rail routes, except for special services including Access-a-Ride.
Why sign up for the NECO Pass Program?
Over 50 neighborhoods in the City of Boulder participate in the NECO Pass Program, accounting for over 7,000 households in 2019. Neighborhoods that participate have reported a dramatic increase in public transit use, which results in less congestion and pollution in our community.
Travel locally, regionally and to the airport
Save money on parking
Strengthen neighborhood relationships
Pay less with City of Boulder subsidies
The City of Boulder provide a 50% subsidy for first time participating neighborhoods and an ongoing 33%-39% subsidy for renewing neighborhoods based on the affordable housing amount. In comparison, the 2022 cost for a year’s worth of individual RTD monthly passes is $1,368 for local trips and $2,400 for regional trips.
Student Fee Waiver
CU Boulder policy lets current CU students waive their Student Bus and Bike Programs Fee if they have a valid NECO pass. Download the fee waiver or read policy details online. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.