Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

March Monthly Prize:
Home Air Purifier MA-25

Work from home, bike, walk, or use any other non-drive alone mode of transportation to work at least one day by March 31 for a chance to win an MEDIFY AIR - Air Purifier MA-25.

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Webinar: METRO Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) presentation

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 | 1-2 p.m.

Join Commuter Services and Metro Transit on Thursday, Feb. 11, 1-2 p.m., for a METRO Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) presentation highlighting the connecting bus plan for this exciting new commute option scheduled to begin service later this year.

The Orange Line will service the I-35W corridor from Burnsville, through Bloomington and Richfield, and on into south Minneapolis. When complete, it will replace the existing bus routes 535 and 597.

Metro Transit Senior Planner John Dillery and Outreach Coordinator Juan Rangel will highlight the project’s Concept Plan, which includes proposed changes to existing routes and identifies improved connections and transit service. The Concept Plan proposes changes to bus routes in Richfield, Bloomington and Edina, including routes 515, 535, 537, 538, 539, 540, 542, 553 and 597.

Attend the Feb. 11 Orange Line presentation to get your questions answered firsthand, then view the Concept Plan online and take a short survey to give your feedback. Metro Transit is accepting comment through Monday, Feb. 22.
For more information or provide additional feedback, email service.development@metrotransit.org.

Commuter Services will host this presentation.

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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: Working from Home: Lessons Learned Over the Past 11 Months

Thursday, Feb. 25 | 11 a.m. to noon

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we do just about everything, including telework. It’s not a matter of “if” we work from home, it’s “how” we work from home.

Working from Home: Lessons Learned Over the Past 11 Months will break down some of the new information and national trends that have surfaced since companies sent staff home to work last year. This webinar looks at employee attitudes around returning to the worksite, how much they would like to telework in the future, video conferencing fatigue, mental health issues, employee wellness, employee engagement and more. A Q&A session will be held at the end.

Principal of e-planning, presenter Elham Shirazi has shared her telework expertise with numerous public and private organizations – including Commuter Services – for more than 30 years. Her perspective will be especially valuable to employers as they make decisions about telework as a long-term operational strategy.

Working from Home: Lessons Learned Over the Past 11 Months is presented as part of the Twin Cities Telework webinar series.

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Twin Cities Telework Archive

Watch Telework and the Current Commute
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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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Commuter Spotlight – Year-round bike commuter Jennifer Toavs

As a firefighter for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Jennifer Toavs has to maintain a certain level of physical fitness. She has to get to work, too. So, it’s no wonder that bike commuting is her preferred mode of transportation – all year long.

The Golden Valley resident has a good 21- to 26-mile ride one way, and then she works a full 24-hour shift! But years of this schedule has taught her a few good lessons about bike commuting. She recently shared some of her wisdom and experiences with Commuter Services. To learn more about her enthusiasm for bike commuting, click here.

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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 - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
    Earth Day is April 22
  • May - Commuter Challenge
  • June - Commuter Challenge
    Dump The Pump Day is June 17
  • July - Commuter Challenge
  • August - Monthly Incentive to Try a Sustainable Commute Mode
  • 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