RTD Smart Cards

By now, most of you know that RTD is transitioning Eco Passes and Student Passes to Smart Cards. Many of you have had questions about how that will work. We’ll try to answer those questions here:

How do I use my smart card?
Like this.

When can I start using my smart card?
Faculty/staff cards are available now, (where?) and you will be able to start using them on January 1, 2013. Until then, please continue to use your 2012 sticker.┬áStudent cards will be available in January. We’ll send out an email when they are available, and once you pick one up you’ll be able to start using it right away.

Does the smart card replace my student or faculty ID?

Can I punch a hole in the card to attach it to a lanyard?
No. If you punch a hole in the card or bend it excessively, it will stop working.

What happens if my card is lost or damaged?
The Pioneer ID Card Office can replace your lost or damaged smart card for a fee of $10.