Effective July 1, 2022, Colorado imposes on transportation network companies a prearranged ride fee on prearranged rides requested and accepted through a digital network operated by the transportation network company.
A prearranged ride means a period of time that begins when a driver accepts a requested ride through a digital network, continues while the driver transports the rider in a personal vehicle, and ends when the rider departs from the personal vehicle.
The transportation network company is responsible for filing a return with and paying the prearranged ride fee to the Department for all prearranged rides provided through its digital network.
For information about registering as a transportation network company, visit the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) website.
Returns and payments are due on the last day of the month following the end of a quarter. A return must be filed even if no fee is due. If the due date falls on a holiday or weekend, the return and payment are due the next business day.
The due dates for the returns and payments are below:
|First Quarter (January through March)||April 30th|
|Second Quarter (April through June)||July 31st|
|Third Quarter (July through September)||October 31st|
|Fourth Quarter (October through December)||January 31st|
The prearranged ride fee is made up of the clean fleet per ride fee and the air pollution mitigation per ride fee. A lower rate is imposed for zero emissions motor vehicle rides and carshare rides.
A carshare ride is a prearranged ride where the rider agrees, at the time they request a ride, to be transported with another rider who separately requested a ride. A Zero Emissions Motor Vehicle (ZEV) ride is any prearranged ride in which the vehicle used is powered solely through an electric battery or hydrogen cell.
The rates are listed below:
(July 2022 to June 2023)
|Carshare/ZEV Rate||Standard Rate|
|Clean Fleet Per Ride Fee||$0.0375||$0.0750|
|Air Pollution Mitigation Per Ride Fee||$0.1125||$0.2250|
|Total Prearranged Ride Fee||$0.1500||$0.3000|