Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

July Prize Drawing!

Win a Ninja Professional 3-Speed Blender!

Take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, telework or walk instead of driving alone to work or school once this month to enter the drawing.

 

Click here to participate.

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Congratulations to the Commuter Challenge Winners!

$500 Visa Gift Card: Stephanie Ayhan from St. Croix Promotions & Retail in Bloomington
GoPro: Lesley Cappelli from Katun Corporation in Bloomington
Xbox One: Rob Schulke from Meristem Family Wealth in Minnetonka
Apple TV: Phil MacDonald from Mall of America Bloomington

Check back. Photos will be posted soon.

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Bike to Work Week Bike Jersey Winners!

Ann Sawatzky - HealthPartners
REI Bike to Work Celebration

“I like riding my bike to work. I ride 7.5 miles each way. I like being able to smell the fresh flowers and fresh bread being baked at Denny’s bakery and the beautiful bike path system. I think everyone should bike or walk because we have so many exceptional parks in Bloomington and around the metropolitan area. I don’t have a new, fancy, expensive bike, I just have an old, used bike that works wonderfully for me!”

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Kedren Reade Sitton - Optum
Purgatory Park Bike to Work Celebration

“There are many reasons why I bike to work! I save money, gas, and the environment; I get my exercise and experience fresh air and solitude. Also, the challenge of that huge uphill in 90 degree weather makes you forget all your troubles for at least a couple minutes. Along my route, I see baby rabbits, snapping turtles, fish jumping out of the water, and the 5-point buck ducking down into the trailside ditch just ahead of me! WOW deer are big when you’re that close to them! And finally, that crazy idea that just might work when I get home/get to work!”

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July Commuter of the Month!

Melissa Hohertz-Foat - Bluespire

“I have several reasons for biking to work as I complete the Edina/South Minneapolis circuit. During each day, I pass by lakes, suburban gardens, little free libraries, even turkeys and deer in Richfield. While part of my mind is on staying safe during the short time on shared roads, the majority of the commute is time to think and plan; I arrive to work ready and even excited for my workday to begin.

Being active takes effort, but the payoff is immediate and significant. As I figured out how to add this bike commute into my schedule and let everyone know what I was doing, my company has been flexible and my family has adjusted to the extra afternoon time. It’s a win for everyone though, as I am focused, healthy and happy.”

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Facebook Winner!

Seana Wall - Marketplace Events, Edina
Fitbit

"We're carpooling to save on gas, to take a car off the road and because we love spending time together."

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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 Events

  • January - $110 Transit Pass Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of January
  • February - Fitbit Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of February
  • March - iPod Touch Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of March
  • April - Apple TV Prize Drawing for people pledging to use an alternative to driving alone to work at least one time in the month of August
    Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Choice Awards Event is April 28
    Earth Day is April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge
    State of the Commute Employer Summit is May 13
    National Bike to Work Day is May 20.
    Commuter Services also celebrates Bike to Work Week in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week is June 13-17.
  • July - Ninja Professional 3-Speed Blender 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
    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
    Penn Fest is September 18 from noon to 4 p.m.
    Edina Open Streets is Septemeber 25 from 1 - 6 p.m.
  • 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
  • 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