COLORADO SPRINGS – Several groups are teaming up to remind everyone that there’s a way to avoid the frustration of the I-25 gap project.
The City of Colorado Springs is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Waze and the Denver Regional Council of Governments to offer incentives to cut down on traffic. They are looking to cut back on cars on the roads including carpooling and expanding Bustang service.
In Colorado Springs, the city is expanding the capacity of its vanpool service.
“We will work to match vanpools in term of where they start and where they’re headed in Denver and the commute times for their travel,” said Craig Boeitt with Mountain Metro Transit.
New vanpools are eligible to receive $200 off their first month. Mountain Metro Transit provides vanpool service in the Colorado Springs area. Way to Go provides service for the Denver region.
Bustang also operates for $9 each way between Colorado Springs and the Denver Tech Center, but new riders can request a free round-trip ride. Just email I25myway@drcog.org to ask about a free ride.
In addition to those options, CDOT is offering prizes and rewards to people who use the Waze Carpool app or look for ridematches using I25myway.org.