Buses are rightly considered as the backbone of the public transportation system of Denver. Operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), these buses offer $2 trips with free transfer which remains valid for 2 hours. If you are new or first-time visitor to Denver, you must learn about the schedules, routes, bus stations and other related information to ensure safe bus trips in the city.
The numbered routes serve the urban areas of the city. These are divided into Local and Limited routes. The numbered routes with 'X' are the express routes that serve the high-transfer locations. Regional routes marked with letters run on interstates and highways. Besides, there are special skyRide and MallRide routes offered by buses in the city.
You can learn about fare structure online and buy passes and ticketbooks too from the online store of RTD. Make sure that you pay the fare to avoid getting fiend by the fare inspectors who constantly circulate at the bus stops. If you are found without valid fare proof more than once, you receive a citation of law violation and it becomes a permanent criminal record.
You must produce eligibility proof if you seek discounts on the fares. Discount fares are offered to individuals above 65, passengers with disability, students and medical recipients.
The bike-n-Ride program of RTD allows commuters to load their bicycle and bikes to the buses. In general, two bikes are allowed in a bus and one can't load a bike from a non-bicycle stop. You can obtain information and maps for each bus stop in the city form the web.