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EcoPasses for 2016

Despite a rate hike effective Jan. 1, faculty and staff will see no increase in the cost of their RTD EcoPasses for 2016.

November 2, 2015

MSU Denver faculty and staff using bus or light rail to reach campus won’t pay more for their EcoPasses in 2016 despite a May vote by the Regional Transportation District Board of Directors to increase fares by more than 15 percent effective Jan. 1, 2016.

The current monthly cost of $25 for faculty and staff EcoPasses will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2016, at which point it will be reviewed to determine the monthly rate for 2017, according to Bill Mummert, AHEC’s chief financial officer.

“We review employee monthly rates annually to ensure that the rate, coupled with available reserves and participation levels in the EcoPass program, are sufficient to cover the cost of our contract with RTD and keep the program viable,” said Mummert. “Based on the current number of plan participants and existing cash reserves accumulated for the program, the current employee rate of $25 per month will remain in effect for the 2016 calendar year, despite any increases to our 2016 EcoPass contract.”

The EcoPass monthly fee is arranged through payroll deduction. Sign up now by visiting the Parking & Transportation Services Office or msudenver.edu/rtdsmartcard.

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