Transportation

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Overview

We strive to get students out of cars and into a better mode of transportation such as on a bike, bus, carpool, foot, skateboard, or a combination of those. If you have any questions or ideas please don't hesitate to e-mail us. To the right are various modes of transportation that we support; try to find out which mode is best suitable for your lifestyle and needs.


Program Updates

Bicycle 

UMC Bike Station Re-Location

As of Tuesday July 19th The UMC Bike Station can be found in it's new location adjacent to the UMC fountains. 

new location


Semester Rentals

Our semester rental drive was a huge success! We are now out of the $30 refurbished mountain bikes. There should be more available in September. 

The bike program is still offering a Premium Rental Fleet by appointment only. This fleet of brand new bikes consists of Fairdale Daybirds that have a 3 speed internal hub, fenders, and chain guard. The price structure for this rental is $300 deposit, $50 first semester, $20 each additional semester. 

For more information please email semesterrental@colorado.edu call 303-735-BIKE.


 

Transit 

Real-Time Local Bus Tracking and Arrival Predictions 

Available Now

CU Bus TrackerBus tracking and arrival predictions for the Buff Bus, HOP, and Late Night Transit bus routes available at www.CUbustracker.com or download the CU Bus Tracker app for free in the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). 

All RTD local buses also have real-time and arrival prediction. The Transit Mobile App is available for free at mobile app stores.

Pass Issues

updated 8/2/16

Passes appear to be working today

If your pass didn't get the suspension removed please let us know at buspass@colorado.edu. We've been hearing that the passes started working this morning from students with issues yesterday. 

updated 8/1/16

Bus Pass card readers not recognizing cards as unsuspended on 8/1/16

Bus pass cards have had the suspension removed; however, the RTD system is having issues and the readers on the bus aren't recognizing the card status change. Your bus pass should have had the suspension removed on 8/1/16. A comprehensive report was run this morning and it shows that all the appropriate cards are active and not suspended. We are diligently working to figure out why the bus card readers aren't reflecting this change yet. The drivers have been instructed to let CU students ride anyways. As soon as this problem is better understood and resolved, this website will be updated. 

 

updated 7/8/16

If you are enrolled in the Fall but not the Summer, your bus pass was suspended on 5/26 and will begin working again on 8/1. This suspension happened because you aren’t enrolled in summer classes or paying the Bus and Bike program fee. RTD must have updated their readers over the weekend and this is why you were able to ride until recently. If you would like to use your pass for the remainder of July you’ll need to visit the Buff OneCard office in C4C and purchase an optional bus pass for $85. Taking the suspension off of your card will take approximately 72 hours. However, it may be cheaper to just pay the cash fare depending on how often you ride the bus.


If you are having issues with your College Pass  e-mail us about it. We will get back to you within 2 business days.The most common problems that we deal with include cards not assigned to the correct user, deactivated cards, and defective cards. The Buff OneCard office isn't able to research student card issues. 

Pass Issuance and Replacement

RTD College Passes are issued to incoming students upon move-in. If you need a bus pass and are a fee paying student, visit the Buff OneCard office in C4C. If you lost your card they can replace it for $10. 

Pass Active Dates

Fall Semester: Cards are active August 1 - January 1  

Spring Semester: Cards are active January 1 - May 26

Summer: Cards are active May 1 - August 26*

*If you are not enrolled in Summer classes, would like a bus pass, and will be a returning student in the fall, you can pay the $85 optional summer bus pass fee at the Buff OneCard office in C4C. A list of 23,000+ non-fee paying student cards is sent to RTD for suspension over the summer.

Bus 1

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