October 5, 2017

New I-70 Rideshare Service

There are already several ways to get from the Denver metro area up to the mountains. For tourists, there are car rentals or express van services that go between the airports and the major resorts. These options are reliable but expensive and not really feasible for simple day trips.

For Front Range residents there is public transport in the form of the Bustang and the Ski Train but these services aren’t flexible in their pickup and drop-off locations and don’t  offer frequent runs.  Driving, which is relatively inexpensive and completely flexibility, is a popular option but it also contributes to the large, and growing, issue of I-70 congestion. Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the country in part because of the accessibility of the mountains, and to get to the mountains, you typically need a winter-capable car.

Enter the new ridesharing app, Gondola. Launching in November 2017, Gondola will provide a cost-effective option for getting to the mountains without owning a car. Use Gondola to find a driver going to your resort, set a meet up spot and go. You can view detailed user profiles including reviews from past riders and drivers, and their in-app messaging makes communication seamless.

Check out the Gondola website to learn more, and while you are at it subscribe to their newsletter, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook! 

Weekend Travel Forecast
Last year on this weekend, there was no traffic due to volume.  The weather Saturday and Sunday is expected to be sunny and dry, so it is a perfect time to get in one more bike ride or hike. Friday afternoon and Sunday night, be prepared for wet and/or snowy weather!

Friday WB:  No volume-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday WBThere might be some slowing during the 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. timeframe.

Saturday EB: No volume-related delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB: No volume-related delays are anticipated.

*The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.