Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Commuter Challenge!

Win a Google TV or a $500 Visa Gift Card

Take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, telework or walk to work (or school) at least once before June 30. Prizes include a Google TV and two $500 Visa Gift Cards! For an additional opportunity to feel great about reducing your carbon footprint and a chance to win separate prizes, go to Switch My Trip!

Click here to participate.

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NEW this year - Switch My Trip!

Win awesome prizes to your favorite local destinations!

Participate in Switch My Trip by replacing any trip you’d normally take by driving solo and instead take a bus or train, carpool, bike, or walk. Why do it? Well, first of all, for making a pledge, you’re eligible to win cool things. If you make good on your pledge, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a better collection of like annual household memberships to the MN Zoo and Science Museum of MN!

So switch your trip to taking your bike for an evening out on the town or hop on the bus instead of driving to run errands. Switch My Trip runs through June 30.

Click here to participate.

*You may participate in both the Commuter Challenge and Switch My Trip campaigns in 2014.

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State of the Commute Employer Luncheon 2014

Wednesday, April 16
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Eden Prairie Community Center
16700 Valley View Rd.
Eden Prairie, 55346

Program Highlights:
• METRO Green Line (St. Paul to Minneapolis) & Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) updates
• 2014 Commuter Challenge
• Bike to Work Week updates

The event is free and lunch will be served.

RSVP by Monday, April 14 to Kate@494corridor.org or 952.848.4947

State of the Commute Employer

Free Celebration on Bike to Work Day!

Thursday, June 19
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

REI – Bloomington (Lyndale and 494)

Enter to Win a Commuter Bicycle
Join us for food, music and networking

Free bike safety check at the event (tire pressure and brakes with minor adjustments made on the spot)

RSVP appreciated (so we know how much food to buy)
Melissa Madison: Melissa@494corridor.org

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2014 Events

  • January - $100 Visa Gift Card Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of January
  • February - $100 Visa Gift Card Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of February
  • March - $100 Visa Gift Card Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of March
  • April - Commuter Challenge
    Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge
  • June - Commuter Challenge
  • July - Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of July
  • August - Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of August
  • September - Promotions for Carpool to Work Month
  • October - Carpool to Work Month
  • November - The Regional Commuter Choice Awards Ceremony
    Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of November
  • December - Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of December

**Additional events will be added throughout the year