The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is proud today to announce that enrollment will begin July 29 for LiVE, a new, income-based fare discount program that provides a 40 percent discount to qualifying riders whose household incomes are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. The program is called LiVE – pronounced as one would say, “live your best life” – to reflect how the program gives people the chance to live their life with more access to opportunity.
Customers already enrolled in certain medical, cash or food assistance programs can enter the PEAK system, 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 any of the following forms of LiVE Program fare media: 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 system.
Public feedback about the LiVE Program will be helpful to RTD after it launches, as this is a new program for the transit agency. RTD soon will announce a mechanism by which it will accept feedback.
RTD offers additional discount programs to individuals who are younger than 20, older than 64, disabled or Medicare recipients. More details are at rtd-denver.com.
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