Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

May Prize Drawing

Win a Nikon COOLPIX W150 Waterproof Camera

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.

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Webinar: Southwest LRT and SouthWest Transit Updates

Thursday, May 20 | Noon-1:15 p.m.

Commuter Services will host the webinar, Southwest LRT and SouthWest Transit Updates, on Thursday, May 20 from noon-1:15 p.m., to share the latest on Southwest LRT construction and SW Transit service plans.

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In this webinar, Community Outreach Coordinator James Mockovciak will provide updates on current civil work, associated road and trail detours, and other details about the METRO Green Line Extension project, commonly known as Southwest LRT. Though construction delays announced early in 2021 may set back the project, this new 14 ½-mile light rail line will link Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis when completed!

SouthWest Transit Chief Operations Officer Matt Fyten will also share details about several new routes and services added over the past year. He’ll also review service plans for 2021 and beyond, focusing on the I-494 corridor and connections with Southwest LRT. Health and safety measures implemented by SouthWest Transit will also be covered.

Register now for the Southwest LRT and SouthWest Transit Updates webinar.

Commuter Services will host this free presentation. Contact Kate Meredith or Michelle Leonard for more information.

Twin Cities Telework webinar series

Commuter Services understands telework has impacted many companies. The pandemic has given employers and employees a crash course in telework, a unique opportunity to learn and refine programming or practices. As organizations make difficult decisions about the nature of returning to the office, we’re offering monthly telework-specific webinars through the Twin Cities Telework webinar series.

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Working from home has gone from “the new normal” to a simply “normal” course of operation for many organizations. But whether telework continues in use and popularity six, nine or 12 months from now is something employers and employees alike now ponder. The Twin Cities Telework webinars will provide best practices and assist employers and teleworkers in building positive outcomes in the next phases of telework implementation.

Webinar: Getting it Right – Best Practices for Teleworkers and Their Managers

Watch the telework training webinar, Getting it Right – Best Practices for Teleworkers and Their Managers to learn the organizational and management skills to make telework successful in the long run.

Working from home will be much different once organizations start to bring employees back to the worksite, particularly if part of the staff is still working from home. This new webinar dials into some of the considerations that go along with hybrid work environments and focuses on the important communications skills that will be needed to ensure all staff feel included and valued.

Getting it Right – Best Practices for Teleworkers and Their Managers is part of the Twin Cities Telework webinar series

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Watch Working from Home: Lessons Learned Over the Past Year

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Watch Telework and the Current Commute

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METRO Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) presentation

Learn about the METRO Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) connecting bus plan from the people how know it best – Metro Transit Senior Planner John Dillery and Outreach Coordinator Juan Rangel. In this webinar, they highlight the Orange Line service scheduled to open in late 2021 along the I-35W corridor, connecting Burnsville, Bloomington and Richfield to south Minneapolis.

When complete, the Orange Line will replace existing bus routes 535 and 597. The concept plan in place also proposes changes to bus routes in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield, including routes 515, 535, 537, 538, 539, 540, 542, 553 and 597.

Commuter Services hosts this presentation.

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Commuter Spotlight - Carpooler rock stars Catherine Diaz and Christine Wrazen

With National Siblings Day on April 10, the Commuter Spotlight shines on sisters Catherine Diaz and Christine Wrazen, both employed by Willis Towers Watson in Bloomington. They carpool, they telework and when it’s nice out, they walk! Check out their fun story for more about these rock star commuters! click here.

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January Prize Winner - $100 Visa Gift Card

Patty Turner, Western National Insurance
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“I like working from home because I have a nice, quiet place to work and I can get a lot done. My commute upstairs is also great, but I miss carpooling with my sister and our long chats every day.”

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2021 Events

  • January - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card)
  • February - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode(Prize: Aluratek HD Webcam and Ring Light.)
    Heart Health Month
  • March - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Prize: MEDIFY AIR - Air Purifier MA-25.)
  • April - Earth Month Commuter Celebration (Prizes: Electric Bicycle or an Earth Friendly Swag Bag)
    Earth Day is April 22
  • May - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode (Nikon COOLPIX W150 Waterproof Camera)
  • June - One Less Car Challenge
    Dump The Pump Day is June 17
  • July - One Less Car Challenge
  • August - One Less Car Challenge
  • September - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • October - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • 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