Enrollment in LiVE, the Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s new, income-based fare discount program is now open. The LiVE Program provides 40% off fares to qualifying riders whose household incomes are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. All applications for the LiVE Program – pronounced as one would say, “live your best life” may be found here.
Interested riders will have to qualify and enroll in the LiVE Program to receive the discounted fares. A local 3-hour pass will cost $1.80, regional $3.15. A local Day Pass is $3.60, regional/airport is $6.30.
Applicants must be between 20 and 64 years old and live within the RTD district to qualify.RTD offers other discounts to those outside this age range.
The LiVE Program income threshold amounts will be updated each April, based on the most recent guidelines. In 2019 on an annual basis, 185% of the federal poverty level is as follows (with household/family size): $23,107 (1 person), $31,284 (family of 2), $39,461 (family of 3), $47,638 (family of 4).
LiVE Program applicants not already enrolled in certain medical, cash or food assistance programs must provide household income information and documents that verify income, such as pay stubs, self-employment income and expense statements, or benefits award letters for each individual.
Customers already enrolled in certain medical, cash or food assistance programs can enter the PEAK website, select the LiVE Program and complete a shortened application. Such applications will not be subject to income verification.
All applicants must provide a current photo of themselves that is suitable for an ID card.
Completing a LiVE Program application through PEAK may take 30 to 60 minutes.
Once approved, applicants will receive a LiVE Program eligibility card by postal mail, to be used alongside a MyRide card, a mobile ticket (three-hour or day pass) or a ticket issued by a nonprofit agency. Qualifying riders will need to carry both items to ride the RTD system and enjoy the discount.
LiVE Program eligibility cards are valid for a year from the date of approval, and approved riders can reapply each year by entering the PEAK website.