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DRCOG and The Blackbird Agency Announce Two MarCom Platinum Award Wins for Schoolpool Campaign

The Denver Regional Council of Governments and its partner The Blackbird Agency have captured two prestigious awards for their work on Schoolpool, a commuter program for families under DRCOG’s Way To Go banner. Together, Blackbird and DRCOG earned a MarCom PLATINUM Award for the Schoolpool BFFs Advertising Campaign, and another PLATINUM Award for the Radio Spot “BFFs.”

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As the weather cools down, it can take some extra bundling up to want to get outside, but colder commutes don't have to be miserable!

Try these tips to help spice up your commute:

• Bring warm water, apple cider, coffee, or tea in a travel mug or water bottle.

• Dress in moisture-wicking layers.

• Balaclavas are your best friend! Covering your face on extra cold days can help make your commute more pleasant.

• Consider a windproof jacket or coat.

• Use hand warmers .

• If you bike to work, have a backup plan. Keep extra cold weather gear at the office, or see if there is a bus or rail route that will take you home in case the weather becomes too cold or snowy.

Whether you’re traveling by bike, foot, e-scooter, bus, rail, or carpool, track at least eight of those eco-friendly commutes to anywhere on or the Commute Tracker app for a chance to win one of five pairs of Zulu wearable headphones.

Way to Go Promotes Transportation Demand Management Week

Way to Go is actively participating in Transportation Demand Management Week from September 18-22, 2023, in partnership with the Association for Commuter Transportation. The initiative aims to raise awareness among officials and employers about the significance of investing in sustainable transportation options and reducing carbon footprints. Way to Go supports TDM Week by highlighting the Colorado Clean Commute Program, which educates businesses on how to earn tax credits of up to $125,000 for investing in cleaner commutes.

Regional Transportation District services is free for youth 19 and under

From Sept. 1, 2023 through Aug. 31, 2024, youth aged 19 and younger can ride Regional Transportation District services for free by presenting a valid student or government ID! Zero Fare for Youth encourages lifelong transit use through early exposure to, and use of, public transportation among a new generation of customers. Learn more about the benefits of Zero Fare for Youth!


More than 17,000 participate in Bike to Work Day 2023

Bike to Work Day 2023 is officially in the books! Thank you to event sponsors, 267 station organizers, 390 businesses and 17,981 riders for helping to reduce traffic congestion and improve the region’s air quality. Your commitment made this edition a truly special event. We can’t wait to see you in 2024 for Winter Bike to Work Day on Friday, February 9 and Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 26! While you wait for the next event, check out the Flickr album of the event.

Nominations open for Way to Go Commuter Awards

The 2023 Denver Regional Council of Governments awards celebration will highlight the efforts and achievements that make the Denver region a great place to live, work and play. As part of this celebration, Way to Go honors employers and individuals who make a commitment to embracing commuting options that are not only healthier and more affordable but also reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. Do you know of an individual or employer who is leading the way and making a difference? Help Way to Go recognize them at the annual celebration this fall. Submit your nomination for one of three Way to Go Commuter Awards before Friday, April 14.
  • Employer Champion: Recognize a business or organization making it easy for employees to choose eco-friendly commute options.
  • Commuter of the Year: Tell Way to Go about an individual who acts as a role model to the whole community by embracing sustainable commute options.
  • Rising Star: Celebrate someone new to green commuting. Nominate someone who has made a recent change in how they get around.

Winter Bike to Work Day draws 4,214 riders across Colorado

Freezing cold temperatures could not prevent 4,214 cyclists in Colorado from riding in this year’s Winter Bike to Work Day on Feb. 10. There were 53 stations committed to providing swag, food or warm drinks and plenty of encouragement to the riders. Colorado,thank you for your commitment to embracing other commuting options. Thank you for showing up and making Winter Bike to Work Day 2023 a huge success. View the Flickr album of the event.