Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

August Prize Drawing

Bose Quietcontrol 30 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 by the end of the month.

Click here to participate.

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Commuter of the Month

Barry Katz - Commuter Services- Bicycle

"I’ve always associated bicycling with convenience, health and feeling more youthful.

Biking to work is very motivating—knowing I traveled to the office under my own power gives me a sense of accomplishment and sets a positive tone for the day. Biking home gives me a chance to unwind. I also understand the greater benefit, of one less car on our already congested roads, and an open space in the parking lot.

I mounted a small sound system on the handlebars. I pedal to the beat of some motivating music—it’s like an outdoor spin class!

Some advice: If you’ve never biked to work (or other alternate mode) try a dry-run on a day off. Online maps can be useful for showing back roads and shortcuts. Try it just once even on your Friday, to start your weekend off on a fun note. And allow extra time so you’re not rushed. Happy Biking!”

Barry joined our team in May as Program Manager.

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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)
  • April - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Prize: Dyson Multifloor Vacuum)
    Commuter Challenge (Prizes: $500 Visa Gift Card, Commuter Bicycle, Electric Scooter and Dyson Multifloor Vacuum)
    Earth Day is Monday, April 22
    Get on Board Day, April 25
  • May - Commuter Challenge (Prizes: $500 Visa Gift Card, Commuter Bicycle, Electric Scooter and Dyson Multifloor Vacuum)
    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 (Prizes: $500 Visa Gift Card, Commuter Bicycle, Electric Scooter and Dyson Multifloor Vacuum)
    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 - Commuter Challenge (Prizes: $500 Visa Gift Card, Commuter Bicycle, Electric Scooter and Dyson Multifloor Vacuum)
  • August - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Prize: Bose Quietcontrol 30 Wireless Headphones)
  • September - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
    (Richfield) Open Streets at Penn Fest is Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    World Car Free Day - Twin Cities: Thursday, September 19
    (Edina) Open Streets on 50th is Sunday, September 22 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • 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