RTD to provide free rides starting at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve

DENVER — For the eighth year in a row, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) is partnering with Coors Light and Coors Distributing Company to offer free rides on New Year’s Eve on all regularly-scheduled bus and rail service, as well as Access-a-Ride and SkyRide services. Free service will run from 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1. Passengers have more options this year because of the opening of the Flatiron Flyer service along U.S. 36, the University of Colorado A Line to East Denver and the B Line to Westminster.

“We’re excited to partner with Coors Light once again to offer safe rides to local residents on New Year’s Eve,” said David Genova, General Manager, and CEO of RTD. “We want to remind the community to ring in the New Year safely and take advantage of Coors Light Free Rides.”

Service will operate on a Saturday schedule on New Year’s Eve and a Sunday/holiday schedule on New Year’s Day. Passengers should check both the late night weekday schedule and the early morning Sunday/holiday schedule for trips after midnight on New Year’s Eve. Service hours will not be extended. Due to expected high passenger volumes, riders should plan accordingly for the evening.

Due to downtown New Year’s Eve fireworks displays, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be limited Free MallRide service on the 16th Street Mall, and no service on the D, F and H light rail lines between the Theatre District/Convention Center and 18th & California/Stout stations.

RTD has offered this free fare service to discourage drinking and driving and keeping our roadways safe for more than 25 years. This is the eighth year in a row that RTD has partnered with Coors Light, Coors Distributing Company and the Colorado State Patrol to promote a safe New Year’s Eve.

For fare and schedule information, visit www.rtd-denver.com or call RTD Customer Care at 303-299-6000 or TDD 303-299-6089 from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

RTD’s mission is to provide safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible and cost-effective bus and rail services across the eight-county district. The public transit agency fulfills over 100 million passenger trips annually and is creating a larger, better and more accessible system through innovation, public-private partnerships and transit-oriented communities. For more information, visit www.rtd-denver.com.

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