The Boulder Valley School District Transportation Department recently earned a Way to Go Commuter Award from the Denver Council of Regional Governments for its efforts to increase walking, biking, car-pooling and bus use among students and employees.

The transportation department won for a program called “TO School,” which provides Safe Routes to School programming, sponsors annual walk and bike to school days and successfully lobbied for a low-cost regionsal bus pass for the district’s 4,000 employees. TO School also offers a program called Trip Tracker that encourages walking, biking, carpooling and bussing to school by awarding students “Trip Tracker Dollars” to use at local businesses.

We recently wrote about some of the challenges schools and districts face in encouraging students to walk or bike to school; you can read our story here.