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.
News and Announcements
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.
Northeast Transportation Connections invites you to the third annual NE Walk Fest! Taking place on September 26 from noon to 4 p.m., this year’s Walk Fest will feature a community block party devoted to improving walking conditions, strengthening neighborhood connections and promoting neighborhood and pedestrian safety throughout Northeast Denver. The event includes 10 free themed walks, free music and food, a local art show, bookmobile, free shoe giveaway, and scavenger hunt.
The CarFit program is designed to help drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. A proper fit in one’s personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others. The inspection of your vehicle takes 20 minutes or less. You can schedule an appointment so you will be served at a time convenient to you.
Way to Go recently surveyed 590 commuters who visited the MyWayToGo.org website in 2014. The survey asked how they found out about the website, their past and current commuting behaviors and their overall user experience and satisfaction with the site. While detailed survey results will be available online in April 2015, here is a sneak peek.