Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Take the Commuter Challenge!

Grand Prizes:

$500 Visa Gift Card
Commuter Bicycle
4K DVD Player
Amazon Fire HD 8
$100 Starbucks or Caribou Gift Card

Try a sustainable mode of transportation. Replace a drive-alone trip to work or school and instead take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, walk, telework or vanpool once by the end of June.

Click here to participate.

Commuter Challenge Pledge

Amazon Echo Plus Prize Winner!

Julie Meyer - US Bank - Carpooling
Amazon Echo Plus

My Top 10 Reasons to Carpool:
10: I can wave to my co-workers who don’t carpool and are stopped in traffic
9: It makes the time go faster
8: It gets me out of work on time knowing that someone is waiting for me to leave
7: Saves gas as I only drive every other week
6: Get to work on time
5: Feel better riding/driving with someone during a snowstorm
4: Park closer at work in a carpool spot
3: Free carpool lane on 35W
2: Someone to talk to
1: I get to play games on my phone when it is my week to ride!

Monthly Prize Winner

Commuter Choice Awards 2018

The Commuter Choice Awards put a spotlight on organizations, employers, building owners/management companies, government agencies and individuals who actively promote alternatives to driving alone. Programs or initiatives that successfully promote taking the bus or train, walking, bicycling, vanpooling, carpooling or teleworking are eligible. It is a great opportunity to connect with service providers and peers while learning about innovative commuter programming happening in the Twin Cities.

Registeration deadline is Thursday, April 19. RSVP Today!

When
Thursday, April 26
11 a.m. - Noon   Commuter Programs & Networking Fair
Noon - 1 p.m.   Awards program

Where
514 Studios Event Center
514 North 3rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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April Commuter of the Month!

Julie Meyer - US Bank, Richfield - Carpooling

“Our family leaves about the same time with two carpools going. My husband drives a co-worker each day to and from work. This started a few years ago on a snowy day. She said she hated driving in the snow and asked if he could pick her up. It went from there! Our family enjoys carpooling!” – Julie Meyer (Pictured is Julie and her son David)

My Top 10 Reasons to Carpool:
10: I can wave to my co-workers who don’t carpool and are stopped in traffic
9: It makes the time go faster
8: It gets me out of work on time knowing that someone is waiting for me to leave
7: Saves gas as I only drive every other week
6: Get to work on time
5: Feel better riding/driving with someone during a snowstorm
4: Park closer at work in a carpool spot
3: Free carpool lane on 35W
2: Someone to talk to
1: I get to play games on my phone when it is my week to ride!

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2018 Events

  • January - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode. Prize: Street Hopper 5 Plus Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • February - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode. Prize: Choice of Amazon Echo or Google Home
  • March - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode. Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
    March 7 deadline for Commuter Choice Award nominations
  • April - Commuter Challenge (Prizes: $500 Visa Gift Card, Commuter Bicycle, 4K DVD Player, Amazon Fire HD 8, $100 Starbucks or Caribou Gift Card)
    Commuter Choice Awards Ceremony is Thursday, April 26
    Earth Day is Sunday, April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge (Prizes: $500 Visa Gift Card, Commuter Bicycle, 4K DVD Player, Amazon Fire HD 8, $100 Starbucks or Caribou Gift Card)
    National Bike to Work Week is May 14 - May 18. National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18.
    Commuter Services also celebrates Bike to Work Week in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge (Prizes: $500 Visa Gift Card, Commuter Bicycle, 4K DVD Player, Amazon Fire HD 8, $100 Starbucks or Caribou Gift Card)
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week is June 18 - 22
    Bike to Work Celebration at REI in Bloomington: 4:30 to 6:00 pm on June 21st with a bike maintenance class following
    Bike to Work Celebration Location TBD: 4:30 to 6:00 pm on June 19th
    Dump The Pump Day is on Thursday, June 21
  • July - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • August - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • September - Promotions for Carpool to Work Month
    Open Streets at Penn Fest: Sunday, September 16, Noon to 5:00 pm
    Open Streets on 50th: Sunday, September 23, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • October - Carpool to Work Month
  • November - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • December - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode

**Additional events will be added throughout the year