Sustainable Transportation Program Updates

*Bike stations may close for weather or lack of staff availability due to COVID-19. See the open/closed status here.

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Keeping your pass active (updated June 22, 2022)

Summer '22 information

Students not taking classes over the summer: 

The list of over 22,000 transit passes has been submitted to RTD for suspension until August 1, 2022. Historically it has taken RTD a couple of weeks to process this bulk suspension. Once the suspension is completed, all students who aren't eligible through paying Summer term Transit Pass fees or having a graduate student employee benefit will have an inactive card. 

However, you can still have us reactivate you transit pass by sending an email to with the following language:

  • In order to keep my CollegePass active for the Summer ‘22 semester and give me access to the Bike Program services, I give the CU Sustainable Transportation Program approval to charge my student account $95 to purchase an optional bus pass.

Students that are enrolled in summer courses and paying the standard fee package shouldn't have any interruption in service. Email us at if you are experiencing problems with your transit pass. 

For those wishing to waive their fee, please see this website for eligibility requirements on refunding your Bus Pass Fee through the Environmental Center's Bus and Bike Program.

Graduate Student Employees (updated May 11, 2022)

Similar to the last few summers, Graduate student employees who are employed at least 15% of time (6 hours a week) during the summer and have job codes of 1502, 1503, 1505, and 1506 will have their summer passes activated and paid for as part of their benefits package.

Buff Bus, HOP, and Stampede tracking available on Transit App
Real-time location tracking for CU Boulder’s Buff Buses is now available via the Transit app, the same mobile app where you can track RTD and HOP buses, B-Cycle and more. The Transit Mobile App is available for free at mobile app stores.

Common Bus Pass Problems
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 e-mail instead. 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.

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