Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

March Prize Drawing!

Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

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

Click here to participate.

 

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Commuter Choice Awards Event!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Union Depot – St Paul

Join us as we recognize employers, organizations and individuals for their innovative solutions that move people and improve the region’s quality of life.

This year’s event features enhanced opportunities to network with other organizations and learn about the wide range of commuter programs and services available to your workforce.

What is the Commuter Choice Awards program?

Commuter Choice Awards honor programs or initiatives that promote taking the bus or train, walking, bicycling, vanpooling, carpooling or teleworking. Awards for individuals recognize those who demonstrate a commitment for transportation options in their workplace, school or community.

We are moving the recognition event to spring so nominations can align with programs and efforts completed in 2014.

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State of the Commute Employer Luncheon!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Best Buy Headquarters – Richfield

See firsthand how Best Buy created its stellar transit, carpool, vanpool and bicycle commuting programs. It’s one of the best in the Twin Cities and benefits not only employees but the company. Plus, take a guided tour of Best Buy’s commuter amenities.

Learn how your company can participate in the 2015 Try It campaigns and take advantage free resources and services.

Latest updates on the Southwest LRT Green Line extension, the reconstruction of the 35W/494 interchange, plans for Bus Rapid Transit on 35W with a major hub at 494, MnDOT and the Govern or’s plan to implement MnPASS lanes on I-494 and Crosstown…

There is no cost to attend.

RSVP to Melissa Madison by April 24 at melissa@494corridor.org

February Prize Drawing Winner!

Ashish Das - Accenture, Richfield
$100 Visa Gift Card Winner

“Working from home on a snow day, I am able to save time, stay safe and be more productive.”

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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/Day in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week is June 15-19. 
    Bike to Work Day Celebration is June 18 from 4:30–6:00 p.m. (Location TBD)
    National Dump the Pump Day is June 18
  • 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 - Switch My Trip
  • September - Switch My Trip
    Richfield’s Open Streets at Penn Fest event is September 20 from 12–4 p.m.
    World Car Free Day is September 22
    Edina’s Open Streets event is September 27 from 1–5 p.m.
  • October - 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