Who we are:
At BVSD Transportation, we care about how all students get to school, not just those who ride the school bus. TheTrip Tracker program expresses this by encouraging and rewarding students who walk, bike, carpool or ride the RTD or school bus to school. BVSD schools that participate in Trip Tracker share our commitment to reducing car traffic in front of schools to make our schools safer and healthier for our students.
Did you know that 'active transportation' (walking and biking to school) has a positive impact on cognitive tasks and academic performance? Check out the data here.
How to participate:
If your school is on the list of participating schools below, you can register your children on this website and download monthly calendars to keep track of their trips back and forth to school. At the end of the month, participating families receive an email for each registered student asking them to report their total number of trips for the month via a simple survey (available on the website). We crunch the numbers and deliver boxes of Trip Tracker Dollars to each school to be distributed by parent volunteers to trip tracking students.
Trip Tracker funding is limited and we are unable to add additional schools for this year. If you are interested in having your school considered for participation next year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About those Trip Tracker Dollars:
We have over 40 participating businesses and organizations that accept Trip Tracker Dollars like cash. The businesses include, bike shops, book stores, toy shops, sporting goods stores, ice cream shops, rec centers, restaurants and amusement/fun centers. Trip Tracker buys those dollars back from the businesses at 50 cents on the dollar. Our first year was supported by three businesses that are still with us today – Spruce Confections, Gateway Fun Park, and The Bookworm.