Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Carpool to Work Month!

Win…

Carpool to Work at least once in October and be eligible to win a year of free car washes! Need help finding someone? Request a free carpool match.

Carpooling…

• can get you there faster using the free carpool lanes
• is a great way to reduce costs for gas and minimize wear and tear on your car
• decreases air pollution

Click here to participate.

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Switch My Trip!

If you're tired of driving to work, dealing with congestion or paying for parking, there's an opportunity to try another way.
It's simple: Switch out a trip you'd normally take by driving solo and instead take a bus or train, carpool, bike, walk or telework. Just one trip, that's it.

Click here to participate.

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October Commuters of the Month!

Viviana Gurdian and Patricia Lacayo - UnitedHealthcare

Carpooling: The New Therapy
“We not only share the same home country but also our 60-mile commute from Woodbury to Minnetonka! For us it is a daily cup of coffee with a friend where we share our plans, concerns, laughs and any other topic from our lives. Besides supporting the environment, it is free therapy!”

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August Prize Winner!

Pamela Freeman - Childrens Hospitals and Clinics of America, Edina

“I live in Oak Grove and my commute is between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours one way. Thankfully, my employer allows me to telework and it’s a Win Win Win! It’s a win for me because I am not contributing to traffic and air pollution on my work from home days. It’s a win for Children’s because I am more productive and often work longer hours, giving some of my commuting time back to the company. And it’s a win for the environment and for our roads and other drivers, as it is one less vehicle clogging up the roadways and less pollution clogging up our airways.”

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Hwy 169 Open House

AAA Community Forum
Wed, Sept. 21
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
AAA Minneapolis St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
St. Louis Park

AAA is hosting a community forum that is open to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at AAA Minneapolis in St. Louis Park. Please stop by the Commuter Services table.

Click Here for more information.

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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 September 25 from 1 - 5 p.m.
  • October - Switch My Trip
    Carpool to Work Month
  • 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