Tamara Crandall, a University of Colorado at Boulder payroll and benefits counselor, is one of the winners of the city's Commuter of the Year awards.
Each spring, Boulder honors commuters for their dedication to promoting transportation options and inspiring others by biking, walking or using mass transit for daily trips.
For her Westminster to Boulder commute, Crandall takes advantage of the Eco Pass provided by the university.
"The cost of gas was my original impetus for leaving my car at home, but three years later, I have made 'bus friends' and I find that the commute is relaxing, easier and more convenient than driving," she says.
She also volunteers to work at the Anschutz Medical Campus one day a week because she can easily take a bus there.