Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Win a Coleman RoadTrip LXE Propane Grill!

Each month we have a prize drawing for those who try a sustainable mode of transportation. Replace a drive-alone trip to work or school and instead take the bus or train, bike, carpool, walk, telework or vanpool.

Click here to participate.

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Congratulations to the Commuter Challenge Winners!

The Grand Prize winners are:

$500 Visa Gift Card - Sara Rice - Schwan's Company - Telework
iRobot Roomba 650 - June Rydberg - Region's Hospital - Carpool
Commuter Bicycle - Matt Brillhart - City of Richfield - Bike and Carpool

More about the winners will be posted soon!

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Bike to Work Week Celebrations!

Our Bike to Work Week was a tremendous success garnering over 150 attendees! Thank you to everyone who attended a celebration or supported the campaign by biking to work!

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Monthly Prize Winner!

Timothy Pate - Mall of America
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones

“I pledged to take public transit – but I also tried biking to and from work. Taking public transit was great because it allowed me time to read books and catch up on the news in the morning, so I could ease into my day.

I really enjoyed biking as well. Especially in the morning, biking to work was refreshing and fun. Plus I didn’t have to worry about paying for gas!”

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Commuter of the Month!

Wanda Dollahan - UnitedHealth Group - Walks to Work

“3.21 miles from my front door to my desk… for me, about 6,763 steps… just one foot in front of the other. Speed isn't the object, although I do tend to walk fast and I like to take advantage of the downhill to get a little jog on every now and then. Mornings are the best… cool, mostly quiet (the detour on 169 has added a lot more traffic to my route!) and there's almost no one else on the trails, except for the three turkeys who occasionally like to walk with me... you can't get that on a treadmill.

I started walking to work when I moved to Minnetonka a little over 2 years ago and began my career at UnitedHealth Group. Living close is certainly a bonus. I was a runner, but my hips decided that wasn't for me anymore, so walking became my passion. I'm fortunate to have access to a commuter locker and showers at UHG. When it's the middle of summer and 80 degrees at 6:00a, I've got it covered. Although we've been blessed with a cool spring, I look forward to the fall when the leaves start falling… as well as the temperatures!”

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Facebook Prize Winner!

Patrick Curme - Optum, Eden Prairie
Winner of a Google Home

“It was challenging to "break the ice" and take that first trip to work on my bike, but I've never looked back. Biking to work is a fun, healthy way to commute and has given me extra time in the morning to myself. It actually takes 5-10 minutes less to commute via bike than it does to sit in rush hour traffic. Highly recommended!”

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2017 Events

  • January - Google Home Prize to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • February - FitBit Prize to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • March - Roku Premiere+ Prize to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
    March 1 deadline for Commuter Choice Award nominations
  • April - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Choice Awards Ceremony is April 26
    Earth Day is Saturday, April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge
    State of the Commute is May 23
    National Bike to Work Week is May 15 - May 19. National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19.
    Commuter Services also celebrates Bike to Work Week in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week is June 19 - 23
    Bike to Work Celebration at REI in Bloomington: 4:30 to 6:00 pm on June 21st
    Bike to Work Celebration at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie: 4:30 to 6:00 pm on June 22st
    Dump The Pump Day is on Thursday, June 15
  • July - Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • August - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • September - Promotions for Carpool to Work Month
    Open Streets at Penn Fest: Sunday, September 17 from 12:00 – 4:00pm
  • October - Carpool to Work Month
  • November - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • December - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode

**Additional events will be added throughout the year