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Don’t Forget: MAX Free Ride Period Ends August 23, 2104

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This summer, the Fort Collins community has enjoyed riding MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Service for free. This fare-free period allowed Transfort the opportunity to introduce its newest line of service to the City while providing time to make refinements to the system. With the winding down of the summer season, MAX’s fare-free period will end with the last day to catch a free ride being Saturday, August 23.

Starting Monday, August 25, riders will be required to purchase a ticket or present a valid pass for all trips on MAX. The rapid boarding process of Max operates slightly differently different than other Transfort service lines, and riders do not need to present the ticket or pass to the driver on MAX when boarding. Instead, passengers should purchase a ticket or pass with cash or credit card at one of the station ticket vending machines or transit centers BEFORE boarding the MAX. Transit Service Officers (TSO) will enforce the fare requirements by randomly inspecting for valid fares on MAX buses. Riders should be prepared to show a ticket or bus pass to a Transit Service Officer once on board MAX. Passengers without a valid fare will be subject to a warning, removal from the bus, or a citation.

To assist with the transition, MAX Ambassadors will be stationed various MAX stops throughout the week of August 25. Ambassadors will help riders with the ticket vending machines, determining fare, and route information. Fares for MAX are the same as the rest of the Transfort system. All Transfort ticket and passes are valid on MAX, so if you don’t already have a Transfort pass, now is a great time to get one to speed up the boarding process.

For complete details on fares and passes for all types of riders, please visit

About MAX
MAX is a convenient, modern transit route offering service every 10 minutes during peak service hours and real-time bus arrival information at each station. MAX connects Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado State University, Midtown and south Fort Collins, providing access to popular destinations and employment centers for the community. Learn more about MAX at Funded by the Federal Transit Administration, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Research Foundation, the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Fort Collins, the $87 million project developed from a community conversation and long term planning effort to provide a transportation spine that would encourage economic redevelopment and catalyst projects in the heart of Fort Collins.

About Transfort
Transfort is the City of Fort Collins’ public transportation provider. Transfort offers friendly, safe, convenient bus service in Fort Collins and beyond. MAX Bus Rapid Transit, Dial-A-Ride, FLEX and the Green and Gold routes are all services of Transfort. The system was named “Large Transit System of the Year” at the 2013 Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA)/Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Fall Transit Conference and Expo. For more information about Transfort services and programs, please visit or call 970.221.6620.