Frequently Asked Questions

Way to Go is a regional partnership between the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and seven local transportation management associations (TMAs). We offer real-life solutions to Denver-area commuters. We understand the challenges and difficulties associated with the daily commute and have a clear vision of what a world with fewer single-occupant vehicles might look like. Our programs serve as a catalyst for change, encouraging commuters to move out of their comfort zones and try new approaches to commuting. We create reliable, flexible, win/win solutions for all commuters, all the time. In short, Way to Go provides ways to get to your destination for less money with less stress.

Way to Go provides reliable, easy, environmentally friendly, no-nonsense commuting solutions in the Denver area. The Way to Go program offers a regional ridematching service for carpools, vanpools, and schoolpools. We help organize Bike to Work Day and provide resources and tools for biking, walking, public transportation, carsharing, work schedule options (such as telework, flexwork and compressed work week), and the Guaranteed Ride Home. In addition, Way to Go works with employers to use and promote commute options in the workplace. Our diverse solutions and alternative transportation options offer commuters less stress, reduced costs and often more time, so they can focus more on the things they enjoy.

Nearly all Way to Go services are free, thanks to federal funding earmarked to preserve air quality and reduce congestion. Should you choose to purchase The Guaranteed Ride Home as a stand-alone service, there is a minimal charge per employee. There is also a monthly charge to ride in a vanpool to help cover the cost of insurance, gas and maintenance. All employer consulting services are free.

Way to Go is funded by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). The federal funds are awarded to DRCOG through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). CDOT distributes the funds, contracts with all grantees and monitors how the funds are used. The CMAQ program was established for transportation projects that help attain or maintain national ambient air quality standards for ozone, carbon monoxide and particulate matter. CMAQ funds a wide range of travel demand management projects, such as employee trip reduction programs; shared ride programs like carpool, vanpool and schoolpool; bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs; increased use of public transit and much more. Essentially, it allows us to provide you with wallet-friendly and environmentally-friendly ways to get around the Denver area.

A TMA is a voluntary association of public and private organizations in an area, which develops and implements cost-effective programs that improve access, transportation and parking options for Denver area constituents, at the same time reducing traffic congestion and protecting air quality. A TMA may also foster local economic development while working with public agencies and local governments, businesses, advocates and other interested parties on local transportation infrastructure, services and programs. In addition, they help employers establish trip-reduction programs and often provide incentives to businesses and commuters. Click here to find out more about our TMA partners.