Why are we raising fares? Many are surprised to learn that fares cover only 3% of Via’s operating expenses. Driver wages make up the largest portion of these expenses. As the cost of living continues to increase in our community, we must ensure that our drivers receive a livable wage. Since 2016, when our starting driver wage was $12.00/hour, we’ve increased the starting pay by 30% to $15.50/hour.
What are the new fares?
- Local within-town, one-way fares will be $4.50
- Town-To-Town (between communities) one-way fares will be $9.00
- Rural – Nederland, Lyons, Estes Park and I-70 Corridor – within town – one-way fares will be $3.00
Note: Riders who are Medicaid eligible and use Via for medical/dental trips scheduled through Veyo are not affected by the fare increase.
Reduced Fare Program:
Via riders whose annual household income meets the federal poverty income criteria are eligible for a 50% discounted fare. All riders who would like to be considered for a reduced fare beginning June 1, 2018, must complete and return the enclosed Reduced Fare Request Form to Via by May 31, 2018. Via will review all reduced fare requests as they are received and notify applicants of their fare status by mail within 14 days of receipt of their request.
Call 303-444-3041 for more information.
Buy a book of passes and save 10%! You can purchase fare books of 10 bus passes online through Via’s website.