Bustang, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s interregional express bus service, begins service between Colorado Springs and the Denver Tech Center (DTC) Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. In addition to serving one of the largest employment centers along the Front Range, expanding the number of trips between the two cities will help to relieve commuter traffic along Interstate 25, including the 18-mile Gap segment currently under construction between Monument and Castle Rock.
News and Announcements
It's time to get nominations ready for our Way to Go Champion awards, 2019 edition! If you know someone who inspires others to try other ways of getting around besides driving alone, or if you work for a company that motives and rewards employees who take non-traditional commutes, please consider telling us about it. We love to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations who want to make the region a better place. See what we're looking for here.
Congratulations to all the companies who participated in the 2018 Go-Tober challenge! Fifty-eight companies throughout the metro area participated in our annual friendly competition to see which could get their employees to log the most commutes by transit, carpool, on their bikes or their feet. Of those, more than 2,000 took at least one trip during the month of October using a method other than driving alone, and 1,899 made the goal of at least one day per week.
What better time to consider your commute options than when the days get colder and hours of sunlight grow shorter? When the day is icy, a bus or train is already preheated for your comfort! When it's dark outside when you leave the office, a carpool buddy makes the trip home a little brighter. Even better, a van full of friends to help you shake off the day and arrive at home feeling more cheerful. Let help us you find friends to ride with and transit trips at mywaytogo.org.
Fall in Denver means it's time for the 2018 Go-Tober Challenge! The challenge involves getting businesses across the metro area to encourage their employees to try a different way of getting to work at least once a week during the month of October. Take a carpool, start a vanpool, bus, bike...we've even seen people who rode their horse to work during Go-Tober! It's fun and friendly, and a great way to look a different way of commuting.
Back to school doesn't have to mean back to traffic this year. Let Schoolpool help you find or form a carpool with other families in your area. Our award-winning Schoolpool program uses a secure online platform to match campus families for carpooling or walk and bike buddies. Share the responsibility of getting kids to and from school, cut down on drop-off and pickup traffic and enjoy a bit more flexibility. Introduce the next generation of commuters to sustainable transportation!
Residents in the metro area enjoyed a greener two-wheeled commute as an estimated 35,277 riders traveled 623,705 miles – or 25 times around planet Earth -- on Wednesday, June 27 for the region’s Bike to Work Day.
Our trip planning and tracking partner, RideAmigos, has launched a new app to make tracking your commute trips even easier. Download the app and let it handle automatic trip tracking for you.
Thank you to all the artists who submitted artwork for the 2018 Colorado Bike Month/Bike to Work Day poster! We got a lot of great submissions, and we're looking forward to sharing the selected artwork with all of you soon: watch this space!