DENVER – Denver is giving out tens of hundreds of dollars in free bus and practice rides in an effort to raised perceive how teenagers make the most of public transit.
Denver and RTD are teaming as much as supply 1,500 preloaded MyRide transit playing cards to teenagers aged 14 to 18. Playing cards shall be loaded with both $50 or $one hundred, relying on the worth of transit fares in a teen’s space of city. So as to be eligible, teenagers should already be enrolled within the MY Denver Card program and acquire the permission of a father or mother or guardian.
MyRide is RTD’s reloadable card that can be utilized instead of conventional paper tickets on buses and trains. MY Denver Card is a free card obtainable to youngsters that provides them entry to swimming pools and different recreation facilities across the metropolis.
The aim of the $ninety,000 pilot venture is get a greater understanding of how excessive-faculty-aged college students use transit to get across the metropolis. The town says it can solely maintain monitor of a scholar’s age, zip code and bus routes and won’t share any private info.
For extra info on acquiring a preloaded MyRide card, go online to denvergov.org.