Twenty-five area companies are ready to take on the first annual Go-Tober Go-Team Challenge! The challenge is dedicated to getting people to try new ways to commute smarter throughout the month of October. Employees are encouraged to track their commutes online, and the Way to Go team will keep track of which companies earn the most points by encouraging their employees to commute smarter – walk, bike, bus, train, carpool, vanpool by walking, biking, taking the bus or train, vanpooling or carpooling at least four times in October.
News and Announcements
On July 24 the Way to Go team hosted the first ever Punch! (puzzle + lunch) event at Denver Water, and it was a tremendous success. Over 70 employees attended this unique “lunch and learn” designed to make it easy to connect with their Denver Water co-workers with the goal of forming carpools and vanpools for their daily commute. Attendees were divided into teams based on their home addresses and then worked together to assemble puzzles and look for clues for their group’s game cards. Teams with the highest scores had a chance to win prizes. The result?
Currently, high occupancy means two or more people per vehicle. It’s scheduled to jump to three or more occupants per vehicle at the beginning of 2017. Using the online tools at www.MyWayToGo.org is the easiest, most comprehensive way to find potential commuting partners to form new carpool and vanpool groups. This is a great way to get enough people together to switch your transponder from “Toll” to “HOV” and travel for free in the new Express Lanes, saving you time, money and the headache of a stop-and-go rush hour commute.
On July 13, CDOT launched “Bustang,” a new inter-regional express bus service connecting Denver’s Union Station (DUS) with Ft. Collins (6xday), Colorado Springs (7xday) and Glenwood Springs (1xday). The new service operates Monday thru Friday on luxury coach liners equipped with restrooms, bike racks, free wifi, power outlets and USB ports. The public can purchase tickets, check schedules and view routes online at http://www.ridebustang.com/ or on the mobile app available for free download on either iOS or Android platforms. One-way fares:
The 2015-16 school year has kicked off and is shaping up to be the biggest year ever for Way to Go’s Schoolpool program. More than 130 schools around the region work with the Way to Go team to match students and families who live close to each other and could share a ride to school. Schoolpool lets parents share driving responsibilities with neighbors and provides a list of people they can contact, for full- or part-time carpooling. The program also serves as emergency transportation in case of bad weather, illness or car trouble.