Getting Around The Metro Area Using RTD, Rideshare And Scooters Just Got A Little More Convenient

September 9, 2019
An RTD Bus at the County Line Road light rail station in Centennial. An RTD Bus at the County Line Road light rail station in Centennial. Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
An RTD Bus at the County Line Road light rail station in Centennial.

People who use RTD, rideshares like Lyft or Uber and even bikeshares and scooters will be able to plan and pay for a trip using one app called Transit.

RTD announced riders could begin purchasing tickets within that app on Monday. It’s the third app where riders can purchase an RTD ticket. The company already has its own app, and in May, users could begin purchasing tickets through Uber, too. 

“RTD’s riders are already using Transit every day to plan their trips and track our buses and trains,” said RTD CEO and General Manager Dave Genova in a news release. “Offering them the ability to buy our tickets through Transit provides additional convenience, making it more intuitive for people to complete their trips as easily as possible.”

The Transit app allows users to plan and pay for public transportation on a single platform from cities all over the world. St. Catharines Transit Commission in Ontario, Canada began allowing users to use purchase tickets through Transit earlier this year. The app also gives riders real-time predictions on public transit.

The first 1,000 RTD users who purchase a Local or Regional 3-Hour Pass in the app on Tuesday between 6 and 10 a.m. will receive a free ticket in their wallet by 3 p.m.