Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

March Monthly Prize Drawing

Beats by Dr Dre Wireless Headphones

Replace a drive-alone trip to work or school and instead take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, walk, telework or vanpool once this month.

Click here to participate.

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Commuter Choice Awards

The Commuter Choice Awards is an opportunity to recognize programs and projects that improve commuter mobility in the Twin Cities. Employers, property managers, building owners, public entities, nonprofit organizations, and individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by an associate.

There are six categories of awards:

1. Employer of the Year
2. Building Owner/Management Company of the Year
3. Organization of the Year
4. Government Entity of the Year
5. Commuter Champion of the Year
6. Commuter Benefits Coordinator of the Year

Employers, building owners/management companies, organizations, government entities and individuals either complete their own nomination form or are nominated by an employee, tenant, community member or local transportation management organization (TMO). TMO Outreach Specialists are always available to assist nominees in completing their form.

When all forms are submitted, a carefully-selected panel of transportation and human resources professionals, public officials and advocates evaluates each nomination’s clarity, creativity and outcomes. Scores are assigned to each nomination; the nomination that receives the highest score within a category is considered the winner in that category.

The 2019 Commuter Choice Awards will be held in the Johnson Great Room at McNamara Alumni Center, located at the University of Minnesota (200 Oak Street S.E, Minneapolis, MN 55455) on Tuesday, May 7. The awards are sponsored by Metro Transit and the region’s Transportation Management Organizations (TMOs).

 

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Commuter of the Month

Emily Sturm - Ceridian - Transit & Telwork

My advice to anyone thinking about trying transit: Just do it! Try it even once a week or once a month. You may find that you really enjoy your time on the bus or train and it isn’t as hard to get into a habit of doing as you might have thought. If figuring out your route seems confusing or you’re new to transit, Commuter Services is a great resource!

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2019 Events

  • January - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Prize: Google Home Hub)
  • February - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Prize: Apple Watch)
    Heart Health Month
  • March - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Prize: Beats Wireless Headphones)
    Thursday, March 7 deadline for Commuter Choice Award nominations
  • April - Commuter Challenge
    Earth Day is Monday, April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Choice Awards Ceremony is Tuesday, May 7
    National Bike to Work Week is May 13 - May 17. National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17
    Commuter Services also celebrates Bike to Work Week in June (see below)
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week is June 17-21
    Bike to Work Celebration is Thursday, June 20 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at REI in Bloomington
    Dump The Pump Day is on Thursday, June 20
  • July - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • August - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • September - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
    Open Streets at Penn Fest (Date: TBD)
    World Car Free Day: Sunday, September 22
    Open Streets on 50th: (Date TBD)
  • October - Try Transit:
    Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode:
  • November - Try Transit:
    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