Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

December Prize Drawing

Win a Fitbit Charge 2

Replace a drive-alone trip to work or school and instead take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, walk, telework or vanpool once this month.

Click here to participate.

Monthly Pledge

Carpool to Work Month Winner!

Kirk Vipond - Katun Corporation, Bloomington
$500 Gas Gift Card

“Carpooling is important because it saves on gas, emissions and vehicle wear and tear. It's also relaxing for the people not driving, especially during the winter months!”

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Commuter of the Month!

Walter C. Gray - Ameriprise Financial Services - Transit

“Initially I began taking transit for health reasons in 2001. It quickly became my preferred commute choice, and it still is! Express buses stop within a half block of my home and work, making transit fast and convenient. I am also able to take the bus to meetings with some of my clients. Along the way I have made friends and learned a lot about human nature. I applaud Metro Transit drivers and appreciate the millions of passenger miles they safely travel each year. Kudos, Metro Transit!”

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Congratulations to our Open Streets Winners!

We had an amazing time at the Open Streets events in Richfield and Edina this fall! If you didn't make it this year, we hope to see you in 2018. Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who came out to support these fun, community-building events!

Open Streets at Penn Fest - Richfield:

Becky Smith
Prize: Commuter Bicycle

"I take the bus and carpool to work. Among my many reasons, I appreciate sharing commute costs, saving time with HOV lanes and prolonging the life of my car."

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Kennedy Kruchoski
Prize: Bicycle Gift Basket

"Having access to such great bike trails and transit is one of the reasons I love living in the Twin Cities! Plus, it allows me to live a more sustainable lifestyle and helps me stick to my values."

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Open Streets on 50th - Edina & Minneapolis:

Elizabeth Barbeau
Prize: Commuter Bicycle

"Carpooling, for me, is a time to not only be economical but also be sociable. I usually get bored on my 30 minute commute so when I carpool it makes the drive seem shorter and I enjoy spending the time with friends and co-workers."

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Jane Schwab
Prize: Bicycle Gift Basket

"I really enjoyed my bike ride to work. It was far more relaxing than driving and I had more energy all day. I will definitely ride my bike to work again!"

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2017 Events

  • January - Google Home Prize to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • February - FitBit Prize to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • March - Roku Premiere+ Prize to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
    March 1 deadline for Commuter Choice Award nominations
  • April - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Choice Awards Ceremony is April 26
    Earth Day is Saturday, April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge
    State of the Commute is May 23
    National Bike to Work Week is May 15 - May 19. National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19.
    Commuter Services also celebrates Bike to Work Week in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week is June 19 - 23
    Bike to Work Celebration at REI in Bloomington: 4:30 to 6:00 pm on June 21st
    Bike to Work Celebration at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie: 4:30 to 6:00 pm on June 22st
    Dump The Pump Day is on Thursday, June 15
  • July - Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones 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 17 from 12:00 – 4:00pm
    Open Streets on 50th: Sunday, September 24 from 1:00 - 5:00pm
  • October - Carpool to Work Month
  • November - $100 Starbuck Gift Card Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • December - Fitbit Charge 2 Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode

**Additional events will be added throughout the year