Alternative Transportation

Lyons has a significant percentage of the population working in the larger hubs of Boulder and Denver. Additionally, there is a high volume of vehicles that drive through Lyons to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park. On a busy summer day in Lyons the impact of vehicles is notable. This is one of the many reasons looking into alternative transportation solutions is important.
As part of our commitment to sustainability the Town of Lyons offers various services to help residents reduce the need for driving.

EcoPass Program

With generous support from Boulder County the Town of Lyons has offered ALL residents access via their EcoPass use of RTD bus and light rail services. This includes the bus service around Boulder and Longmont, busses and trains around Denver, busses to Denver, busses to the airport, new FLEX busses to Fort Collins… …all of RTD transit with your EcoPass.

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zTrip Voucher Program

The zTrip Voucher Program, supported and funded in partnership with Boulder County and RTD.
The vouchers may be used for travel between Lyons (within town limits) and Boulder (city limits), and/or between Lyons (within town limits) and Longmont (city limits) in either direction, for trips beginning between 5:00am and 7:00pm, seven days per week.  
The voucher has no monetary value, but Boulder County and RTD will reimburse the Town for each ride up to a maximum of $45 per voucher. If the cost of the trip exceeds $45.00 the rider must pay the extra amount directly to the driver.
Town of Lyons staff will distribute zTrip vouchers to those residents who need them. Please contact Town Hall or Lisa Ramsey with questions.

This service is funded in partnership with RTD.
RTD operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any person who believes they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination under Title VI may file a complaint with RTD.  To file a complaint or obtain more information regarding RTD’s complaint procedures, visit, call 303-299-6000; email; or visit RTD’s administrative office at 1660 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202.

VIA! Transportation

VIA is bus transportation that goes directly from your pick-up location to your destination, which is available to all residents within Lyons, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other days and hours may be available with enough advance notices. morning, afternoon, or all-day trips to Longmont are available every Wednesday if at least 3 people call to reserve a ride. passengers may request up to 3 different destinations in Longmont. The fare is $1.25-1 way within Lyons and $4-1 way to Longmont. Reduced-fare and no-fare options are available to those in need. The bus is wheelchair accessible. Ride service is offered by VIA, a nonprofit organization.

Contact VIA!
To contact VIA, call 303-447-2848, email VIA, or visit