Way to Go Commuter Awards


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Recognize a commuting innovator by nominating a person or company for the Way to Go Awards

Each year, we recognize commuters in the region who ditch single-occupant vehicles in favor of creative, sustainable transportation solutions.

Are you or is someone you know a champion? Nominate yourself or someone you know for consideration to win one of four awards! Just make sure you complete your application by Jan. 17, 2020.


Way to Go Employer Award 

If your company or organization actively and innovatively encourages employees to find sustainable travel modes for their commutes, we want to recognize you! In the application form, tell us a bit about the company’s program, its successes and how it helped change the workplace culture around commuting.

Community Award

The recipient of this award should have demonstrated a commitment to advocating for creative transportation options within their community. If you or someone you know consistently encourages friends, neighbors, family members or colleagues to use sustainable commuting options, we want to know! In your application, tell how this individual’s activism has made a positive change in the community.

Commuter of the Year Award

Nominate someone you think is an example or role model to the community because of their responsible, year-round commuting practices. This award is for commuters who consistently demonstrate a commitment to embracing sustainable transportation options while actively encouraging others within their communities to do so as well. In your application, tell us how the nominee has changed their own travel habits, as well as ways they have influenced the community.

Rising Star Award

This award is all about recognizing newcomers to the sustainable commuting space. Tell us about someone who has made big changes in the way they commute, like someone who went from driving alone every day to consistently using public transit. In your application, tell us about the nominee’s journey and why you think they deserve to be recognized for making a positive lifestyle change.



Nominate someone – or yourself – for the 2020 Way to Go Champion Awards on our website at waytogo.org/awards. If you have any questions about the nomination process or award criteria, please get in touch with us at waytogo@drcog.org or by phone at 303-458-7665.

Judging Panel and Criteria

Nominations will be judged by a panel of Commuter Consultants; regional and national transportation experts; community leaders and sustainability professionals. Judges will evaluate entries based on the nominee’s impact on the region and the steps they’ve taken to promote sustainable transportation options, with special consideration given to nominees whose work has helped reduce congestion or emissions in the region.

Denver Regional Council of Governments employees and staff of Way to Go partner transportation management associations are not eligible to win.