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Are You Ready to Commute Smarter on North I-25?


CLICK HERE to complete the North I-25 Commuter Incentive Sign Up Form! 


If you're frustrated with congestion and ready to start a better commute on north I-25, you're in the right place! Adjusting your commute helps reduce traffic, improve air quality, and save you time and money! Smart Commute has several options to help you beat the traffic!

Option 1 - Drive for Free or Ride and Relax

Smart Commute has developed the Concierge Commute ridesharing program with you in mind. The program is simple whether you want to drive for free or ride and relax.

If you're interested in driving, we will lease you a brand new Chevrolet Traverse for your commute. Then we work on your behalf to find three other commuters with a similar commutes to join your ride. The best part? For being the driver and lessee of the vehicle - YOUR COMMUTE IS FREE!

If you're not interested in driving, no problem! We can match you with a driver headed your direction and you simply pay a flat fee of $100 a month that helps cover the vehicle, maintenance, insurance, and gas. 

To sign up for the Concierge Commute program, simply complete the short sign-up form linked above. Then, complete the vehicle driver application here. When we receive your information, we’ll contact you with next steps to getting your Concierge Commute in gear. It’s as simple as that!

Option 2 - Take the Bus on Us!

Our RTD Free Ticket Program has ended for 2015. Please check back in Spring 2016 when it will begin again. 

We've got you covered there too! If you are currently driving alone on North I-25, Smart Commute will mail you a FREE RTD 10-Ride ticketbook valued at $36 to help you shift your commute!! Not sure which RTD route will work for you? Check out RTD's website to determine if the 120x or 122x might work for your commute. 

Option 3 - Traffic? There's an App for that!

Smart Commute, in partnership with CDOT, has added onto their already popular CDOT Mobile smartphone app, to help you identify commute options available to you. The app, which displays current travel times and provides real-time video access to many of Colorado's Interstates, will now give you a direct link to commuter incentives such as the ones listed above.

If you have questions on any of these programs, please give us a call at 720-515-8674 or email

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The Smart Commuter Fall '15 Newsletter
Get Ready For...

DRCOG’s inaugural Way to GOTOBER challenge is an entire month dedicated to trying new and smarter ways to commute like biking, taking transit, or ridesharing. GOTOBER challenges Denver area companies and employees to commute smart at least four times during the month of October.

In the North metro area, Smart Commute has recruited three of our largest employers to participate in GOTOBER; Avaya, Digital Globe and Adams County. These employers represent over 3,500 employees commuting into and out of our area every day. Imagine the impact these employees could make on reducing congestion and improving air quality by trying a better commute just a couple of times a week!

Employers participating in GOTOBER are divided into three categories based on the number of employees at the worksite. At the end of GOTOBER, the company with the highest score – calculated by the greatest number of “smart commutes” within the company for the month - wins prizes, glory and the title of “Most Go-Getters.” Companies can watch the leaderboard as they compete with other metro Denver companies to be the top commuters of GOTOBER.

To find out more or register as an employee at one of the participating companies, visit

Smart Commute Wraps Up Community Events for the Season

Did you attend any of your community’s event over the summer? If you did, chances are you spotted Smart Commute hanging out there as well! From May to September, Smart Commute’s weekend calendar fills up fast, attending community events from Longmont to Commerce City and places in between.

At these events, Smart Commute provides information about ongoing projects, including the North Metro Rail Line and North I-25 Express Lanes Project, promotes commuter incentives such as our free RTD ticketbook and Concierge Commute ridesharing program at and answers questions people have about getting around in the north metro area. We work hand-in-hand with multiple agencies including RTD, CDOT and DRCOG to connect with citizens when those agencies aren’t able to be there in person.

Over the course of the summer, Smart Commute estimates that we engaged with over 2,000 citizens at events in Adams County, Broomfield, Brighton, Commerce City, Erie, Longmont, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. We would like to thank each of these communities for allowing Smart Commute to partner with them to bring commuting and transportation information to their communities. We’ll look forward to 2016, when we’ll start it all over again!

Meet our New Intern – Will Drier

Smart Commute is growing with the recent addition of our new intern, Will Drier. Will comes to us from Chicago most recently and is currently a graduate student at the University of Colorado Master of Public Administration program. Will is loving the Colorado lifestyle, as you can see in the photo of him at one of our recent community events.

Welcome to the crew Will!

RTD Board of Directors to Consider Extension of Local Route 8 to 144th and Huron

Responding to frequent requests for bus service to the vicinity of 144th and Orchard Parkway in Westminster, the RTD route planning staff have come up with a proposal for a start-up service in January 2016 using the Local Route 8 bus.

The Route 8 bus currently travels along Huron from Broadway to Colfax Avenue in Denver up to 122nd and Pecos in Westminster. This proposal extends the route 8 to 144th and Orchard Parkway, with a short layover for passenger pick up at the southwest corner of this intersection, then back down Huron to the Wagon Road Park-n-Ride.

The proposal to extend the Route 8 to 144th will connect employees at The Orchard Town Centers and St. Anthony North’s Health Campus to the Wagon Road Park-n-Ride for express service into Denver. Frequency is expected to be every half hour during peak times, and hourly during non-peak hours starting at 6:45 am and ending about 10:00 pm.

The proposal will go before the RTD Board of Directors in October for approval. Smart Commute received letters of support from residents, employers and employees in the service vicinity and local governments whose jurisdictions will be served by this new route.

Anyone who would like to speak in support may submit a customer comment to
The N-Line Update

North Metro crews began construction of the Commuter Rail Bridge over 120th Ave on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. IN order to execute this work, all eastbound lanes of 120th Avenue (between) Steele Street and Claude Court) will shift slightly south. The westbound center turn lane will be shortened and coned off but will still allow for a left turn onto Claude Ct. From 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, the inside lanes of both eastbound and westbound 120th Avenue will be closed for construction operations, however all lanes will be open outside of these hours. The sidewalks will not be closed during construction, however, due to the extreme danger involved, please use caution when in this area.

For questions or additional construction information please contact Kathy Berumen, Regional Rail Partners Public Information Manager at 720-456-5279 or

RTD’s “Final Mile” Solution – Call-n-Ride

Have you seen the RTD’s Call-n-Ride bus?  What is the Call-n-Ride bus you ask?  It is the small green bus operated by RTD that provides curb to curb transportation services around Thornton, Northglenn and Federal Heights (among other cities in the metro area), Monday through Friday. Simply call to make a reservation and the bus will come to your home, pick you up, and take you to your destination inside the service area. That’s right – on most trips RTD will come directly to your house to pick you up or drop you off. Trips are engaged on a “first come, first served” basis so scheduling your trip in advance works best.  You can ride with family, friends and even schedule regular reoccurring trips. It’s a flexible way to use the bus.

Visit the RTD Call-n-Ride webpage and learn more about the service, pricing, and where it goes in your community.  

Upcoming Dates

CDOT Transportation Matters Summit
October 28, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Grand Hyatt Denver (1750 Welton St. Denver, CO 80202) Register and Information -

North Area Transportation Alliance (NATA) Board Meeting
Fourth Thursday each Month, 7:30 - 9:00 AM, Smart Commute Offices (12200 Pecos, Ste. 100, Westminster, CO 80234)
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