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 2019. 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 based upon 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 years worth 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.
The City of Boulder has created an interactive map below to help you identify whether you already live in a participating EcoPass neighborhood.
Follow the 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. Review the NECO Pass Start Information document to understand the requirements to start a NECO Program. If you feel there is enough interest in your neighborhood to meet the RTD requirements, please contact the NECO Pass Program Coordinator.
Click the link below for the full-sized interactive map along with detailed instructions on how to use the map.
If your NECO Pass smart card has been lost or stolen,you need to go to your neighborhood coordinator who will deactivate the lost or stolen card and issue you a form giving you authorization and instructions on how to get a new card printed at one of the two RTD offices in Boulder. You will be charged $10 per replacement pass.