Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Carpool to Work Month 2015!

Carpool to Work at least once in October. Carpooling can include sharing a ride with a spouxe, family member, friend or co-worker. If you don't know someone to carpool with, we can help!

Request a free ride match.

 

Click here to participate.

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Switch My Trip 2015!

By Oct. 31, pledge to switch just one trip when you usually drive alone and instead take the bus or train, carpool, bicycle, walk, telework or vanpool. Do it for a chance to win great prizes, save money, reduce stress and ease your impact on the environment.
Prizes:
$50 gift cards to restaurants such as Good Earth, Muffuletta, Manny's Steakhouse, Edina Grill
$50 Kowalski's gift card
$50 Lunds & Byerly's gift card
$50 Target gift card

Click here to participate.

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July Prize Drawing Winner!

Connor Baltutis - UnityWorks Media, Bloomington
$100 Visa Gift Card

"When it comes to bike infrastructure, if you build it, they will come."

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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.
    World Car Free Day is September 22
    Edina’s Open Streets event is September 27 from 1–5 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
    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