News and Announcements
Winter Bike to Work Day is Feb. 8, 2019! Please commit to riding and help us put Colorado on the world map as champions of bike commuting. The site is winterbiketoworkday.org, and making a commitment is simple and quick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Guaranteed Ride Home Program is an added benefit provided to employees of companies participating in the annual RTD EcoPass program. This exclusive Way to Go service encourages the use of public transportation and other commute methods such as carpooling, vanpooling, biking, and walking by providing employees with a free taxi ride home if an emergency situation occurs while they are at work on a day they used a transportation option other than driving alone. The Guaranteed Ride Home program saw a 49.5% increase in the number of taxi rides home provided to EcoPass holders from 2013 to 2014.
Are you interested in learning what it takes to organize a Bike to Work Day station, coordinate a company team or become an event sponsor? If so, we invite you to join us for the Bike to Work Day 2015 Open House April 8. Both morning and afternoon open house sessions are available for you to attend. Please RSVP and let us know a.m. or p.m. so we know how many will be in attendance.
Recently, Way to Go started listing all vanpools on its trip-planning website, mywaytogo.org. This improvement is designed to help identify and fill empty seats in existing vanpools and create vanpool groups along popular routes.
Way to Go’s 2015 Bike to Work Day outreach has added a competitive element to the event with the new Employer Challenge.
For Bike to Work Day, Way to Go helps employers set up bicycle-based challenges. The Bike to Work Day challenges formalize efforts that many employers have already been doing. Over the last two years, . . .