Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

February Prize Drawing!

Win a Fitbit!

Try it once! Take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, or telework instead of driving alone to work or school once in January.

 

Click here to participate.

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All Aboard Route 494!

Starting January 19th, ride a “first of its kind” bus route that connects Shakopee, Eden Prairie (SouthWest Station and Golden Triangle business district), Minnetonka, Plymouth and Maple Grove. Buses will travel northbound from Shakopee and southbound from Maple Grove in both the morning and afternoon peak periods.

For a personalized transit itinerary and 2 free ride passes and/or to receive a hard copy of the schedule, please complete our Commute Assistant form. We look forward to seeing you on Route 494!

Go towww.s2s494.comfor more details.

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Twin Cities Telework Week

November 16th – 20th 2015

Pledge to telework between November 16th - 20th

Employers receive a free Telework Tool Kit and free consulting

Details at: www.twincitiestelework.com

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2016 Commuter Choice Awards Luncheon - Save the Date!

Thursday, April 28
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Centennial Lakes Park, Hughes Pavilion
7499 France Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435

Watch for more details about the awards event this spring.

If you started or enhanced commuter benefits programs at your company or organization this year or know of an individual who advocates for transportation options, consider submitting a nomination for a Commuter Choice Award!

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Open Streets on 50th Commuter Bike Winner!

Lisa Freeburg - Highlands Elementary, Edina
Commuter Bike

“I am happy that I live close to my work and can enjoy a bike ride on a beautiful day.”

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Congratulations to our 2015 Commuter Challenge Grand Prize Winners!

Siobhan Swiderski - CBRE, Bloomington
Apple Watch Winner

“Carpooling makes commuting more enjoyable and affordable!”

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Linnea Torstenson - HealthPartners, Bloomington
$500 Visa Gift Card
Winner

“I took the Commuter Challenge on the METRO Blue Line. It's a great way to get to work - fast and convenient. Let's continue to grow our transit options in the metro area. Love that light rail!”

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Sharice Rivera Moore - Coram Healthcare, Eden Prairie
Commuter Bicycle Winner

“I carpooled and took the bus to work during the Commuter Challenge.  I just moved closer to work and can’t wait to hop on my new bike and start commuting on two wheels!”

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Kathryn Molitor - Optum, Eden Prairie
Fitbit Winner

“The benefits of teleworking are numerous and include: fewer miles on my vehicle and less money spent on gas; more time with my family; less stress if the weather is bad; and having dinner at a reasonable time!”

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2015 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 Choice Awards Event is April 8
    Earth Day is April 22
    State of the Commute Employer Luncheon is April 28
  • May - Commuter Challenge
    Pedal MN Bike Conference is May 4-5
    National Bike to Work Week is May 11-15, with Bike to Work Day on May 15.
    Commuter Services also celebrates Bike to Work Week in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week is June 15-19.
    Bike to Work Week Celebrations are June 17 and 18 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Click here for details.
    National Dump the Pump Day is June 18
  • July - $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 July
  • August - Switch My Trip
    $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 August
  • September - Switch My Trip

    Richfield’s Open Streets at Penn Fest event is September 20 from 12–4 p.m. Visit Commuter Services booth and enter to win a customized One Less Car Bike Jersey! Plus Spin the Wheel for a chance to win more fun prizes.

    World Car Free Day is September 22

    Open Streets on 50th inaugural event is September 27 from 1-5 p.m.  Pedal your own smoothie at the bike powered blender at our booth and also enter to win a commuter bicycle!

  • October - Carpool to Work Month
    - Switch My Trip
  • November - Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of November
    Twin Cities Telework Week is November 16-20.
  • 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