In this Issue, Jan. 23, 2017
Winter Bike to Work Day

Winter Bike to Work Day is this week! Interested in registering or finding out more about what's happening in your area? There are a variety of options, including breakfast stations, depending on where you live or work. Find out more:
Track your bicycle trips Jan. 23-27, 2017 and be eligible to win prizes!

Need motivation? Check out these winter warriors who commute by bike even on the coldest days

Hannah Nordhaus and her two children, Delia (fourth grade) and Milo (first grade) head off to Creekside Elementary with the temperature at 5 degrees. Delia and Milo participate in Boulder Valley School District's Trip Tracker, which encourages and rewards students and families for using alternatives to single-family car transportation to district schools. "The program has been a huge motivation for my kids, who haven't missed a day of biking to school in the last two years," said Nordhaus. 
HOV 3+

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has increased the number of passengers required to use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Express Lanes. Known as HOV 3+, the change began Jan. 1 and requires a driver and at least two passengers to qualify for free carpooling in the U.S. 36 and I-25 Express Lanes.

Are you a carpooler looking to add a third passenger? Are you interested in forming or joining a vanpool? We make it simple on Log in and search along your route to find a fellow commuter.

As another way to ease the transition, drivers who use their switchable HOV transponder in carpool mode only can receive the $15 transponder for free this spring.
My Way to Go Improvements  

Have you checked out recently? We've made some improvements to enhance your experience, including a new carpool and vanpool search that allows users to find other commuters along their route. This is especially good news for carpoolers affected by the recent change to HOV 3+, making it easier for you to find and connect with fellow smart commuters.


Congratulations to the 2016 Go-Tober Winners: Davis Partnership, DaVita, Xilinx and Denver Zoo. These employees are leading the charge toward smarter commute options for the Denver region ---   Way to Go!
Go-Tober is an annual competition in October that challenges employees to commute to work by carpool, vanpool, biking, walking or transit at least four times. The program's goal is to reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles (SOVs) on the road and encourage use of smart commute options. 

During Go-Tober 2016, 41,204 smart commutes were logged and walkers and bikers burned an extra 2.9 million calories. Go-Tober participants saved $102,128 in commuting costs, reduced more than 112.9 tons of carbon dioxide and traveled 399,712 smart commute miles.
Heading to the slopes? This year, skip the traffic and enjoy a ride to Eldora using Ski-n-Ride. Ski-n-Ride runs every day of the week during ski season. One-way fares are $4.50 or $2.25 for students and seniors. Get route information from Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Lafayette and Longmont.
Around the region

RTD has made some changes to routes, bus and rail service schedules. More details:
Route 62 is now in service on Sundays for riders going between Central Park Station to 60th Avenue and Dahlia Street. It will run every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and hourly during those times on Saturdays. It will also provide special service on Colorado Rapids game days.
Route 116L is being discontinued due to low ridership.
Several schedule changes went into effect on Jan. 15.
Local and limited route changes: 6, 15, 15L, 40, 44, 62, 72W, 116L, 130, 131, 169L, 205/205T, 324, 327.
Regional route changes: 122X, AB, FF1, FF2, FF3, L, R/RC/RX.
Light rail changes: C, D, E, F, H, R, W.
Vision: Our region is a diverse network of vibrant, connected, lifelong communities with a broad spectrum of housing, transportation and employment, complemented by world-class natural and built environments.