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.
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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?
The Denver region is gearing up for HOV3 in 2017. HOV stands for High-Occupancy Vehicle, and the 3 in HOV3 indicates three or more passengers. How have commuters in other parts of the United States figured out solutions to their HOV3 lanes?
Registration is now open for the April 30 Regional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Summit hosted by Way to Go. Steve Coast, founder of Open Street Map (OSM), will give the keynote address. OSM is a collaborative project designed to create a free, editable map of the world.
In the Spring 2015, edition of Esri’s State & Local Government publication, Way to Go’s Schoolpool program, a free matching service for schools and parents, is featured as a case study and model for the nation. Esri writes “The new smart-city based approach of combining end-user data with leading-edge . . .