Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

February Monthly Prize Drawing

Apple Watch

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.

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Commuter of the Month

Michelle O’Kelley - Advent Talent Group - Transit

My decision to move to the Twin Cities many years ago was influenced in part by the great transit system here. I love riding the bus!

Here’s why:

The time and money I’ve saved in the past 30+ years is phenomenal!

I call it my decompression time after the workday; I get to listen to podcasts (or the latest bestseller) and catch up on emails.

During the summer months, it’s a breeze to put my bike on the bus.

It’s a great way to enjoy the awesome bike trails in the Twin Cities!

Taking transit has allowed me to get to know some great people who have become my “bus buddies”.

I encourage all commuters to give transit a try!

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Congratulations Commuter Challenge 2018 Prize Winners!

Chase Wilson - Optum - Telework

$500 Visa Gift Card

“On the days I telework, the time normally spent sitting in traffic becomes productive work time. It’s a benefit for me and my employer. It also helps me achieve more work-life balance.”

Monthly Prize Winner
Eric Salisbury - Midwest Dental - Carpool

Commuter Bicycle

“My wife and I really enjoy carpooling to work together. It's a great way to start the morning.”

Monthly Prize Winner
Steve Zumbusch - Eaton Corporation - Bike Commuter

4K DVD Player

“Getting the first ride [of the season] into work always seems to be a challenge, but after that first ride, I always get pumped up about the next one. I get a double plus by feeling good about reducing the impact on the environment but also a really pleasant ride home that clears my head no matter how the day went. ”

Monthly Prize Winner
Stephanie McGinn - Avtex - Telework

$100 Caribou Coffee Gift Card

“Telecommuting has given me the flexibility to balance work and other responsibilities in my life. It maximizes productivity by eliminating interruptions and reducing the time and stress spent on the daily commute. Staying connected through email, phone and videoconferencing means I don’t miss meetings and important collaboration. The culture at Avtex is very conducive to telecommuting, which all employees appreciate! ”

Monthly Prize Winner
Jan Catton - American Rare Coin & Collectibles - Telework

Amazon Fire HD Tablet

“Along with my job in Bloomington, I work for another company that allows me to work from home. When it comes to saving time and money, you can’t beat teleworking!”

Monthly Prize Winner

2019 Events

  • January - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Prize: Google Home Hub)
  • February - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
    Heart Health Month
  • March - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
    Thursday, March 7 deadline for Commuter Choice Award nominations
  • April - Commuter Challenge
    Earth Day is Monday, April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Choice Awards Ceremony is Tuesday, May 7
    National Bike to Work Week is May 13 - May 17. National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17
    Commuter Services also celebrates Bike to Work Week in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week (Date: TBD)
    Bike to Work Celebration (Date and location TBD)
    Dump The Pump Day is on Thursday, June 20
  • July - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • August - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • September - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
    Open Streets at Penn Fest (Date: TBD)
    World Car Free Day: Sunday, September 22
    Open Streets on 50th: (Date TBD)
  • October - Try Transit:
    Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode:
  • November - Try Transit:
    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