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  •   RTD train The Colorado Fiscal Institute studied RTD’s fare structure for a year to examine how affordable it was and evaluated the newly approved fare structure through the same lens. In addition to evaluating the old and new fare structures. CFI also looked for alternatives that RTD could use to make fares more affordable for low-income riders and how this could be paid for. The result is “Ticket to Thrive: A solution for affordable transit in the Denver region,” a comprehensive study of transit affordability in the eight-county transit district RTD serves.

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    TICKET TO THRIVE: CFI Report Shows How RTD Fares Can Be Fair

    April 21, 2016
    The Colorado Fiscal Institute studied RTD’s fare structure for a year to examine how affordable it was and evaluated the newly approved fare structure through the same lens. In addition to evaluating the old and new fare structures. CFI also looked for alternatives that RTD could use to make fares more affordable for low-income riders and how this could be paid for. The result is “Ticket to Thrive: A solution for affordable transit in the Denver region,” a comprehensive study of transit affordability in the eight-county transit district RTD serves.

    CFI Fact Sheet: The State Child Tax Credit Means a Brighter Future for Colorado Families

    September 25, 2015
    A state Child Tax Credit goes a long way in helping Colorado's working families make ends meet and improving long-term economic and educational outcomes for a brighter future and better economy.

    CFI Issue Brief: Colorado Economic Recovery Can Reach More Coloradans by Protecting the EITC, CTC and Medicaid Expansions

    September 18, 2015
    The newest Census data shows that while there was a lower percentage of Colorado families living in poverty in 2014 than there were in 2013, we are merely back to 2007 levels of poverty.
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