Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

August Prize Drawing!

Win an iPad mini!

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 Grand Prize Winners!

Stephanie Ayhan – St. Croix Promotions & Retail
$500 Visa Gift Card Winner

“I appreciate the flexibility working from home allows me, so that I can be a great employee and a great mother.”

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Rob Schulke - Meristem Family Wealth
Xbox One

“Carpooling is great because we save money on gas and time by using the carpool lane.”

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Lesley Cappelli - Katun Corporation
GoPro Winner

“I enjoy working from home whenever possible as I find that with less distractions I am able to accomplish more of my own tasks as well as extra projects that arise from other departments.”

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Phil MacDonald - Mall of America
Apple TV

“Working from home is a great commuting alternative, I'm fortunate to work for a company that allows that flexibility. Not having to worry about driving or traffic even a couple days a month is definitely worthwhile.”

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August Commuter of the Month!

Isaac Hagen - Experis

Isaac Hagen is a Managing Director at Experis IT in Edina. He began commuting to work on his bike 4 years ago a couple times a week from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis. When the Experis office moved from Minneapolis to Edina, Isaac's commute was reduced from 16 miles to 6 miles. At the same time he was beginning to pursue Ultra running races and trail running.

"With a six mile bike commute it takes me longer to get ready than it does to bike to work. The run is a perfect distance allowing me to get a great workout before work. Plus it helps me get training in. I have two kids and work is awesome but busy so time is precious."

Experis offices at Centennial Lakes where Isaac can shower and he brings his suit for the day.

"I certainly don't do it everyday but try to run in a couple times a month. The winter months are my favorite. I think a lot of people feel it needs to be all or nothing. Every time you commute even if it's inconsistent is great for you, reduces road congestion and is a perfect way to start the day. There's nothing better than going to work with the 'top down' enjoying nature."

The photo was taken on Isaac's commute from Eden Prairie through Hyland Park and down the ski hill to Centennial Lakes.

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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 - iPad mini 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