FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2017
COMMUTER SERVICES HELD ANNUAL EMPLOYER SUMMIT BRINGING UP-TO-DATE TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION TO I-494 CORRIDOR
EDINA – Commuter Services, a local Transportation Management Organization that serves the five metro cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka and Richfield along I-494 corridor, hosted its annual State of the Commute Employer Summit last Tuesday, May 23rd.
This event brought together employers and government agencies throughout the I-494 corridor and Twin Cities to address current and upcoming road construction and transit projects that impact employers and commuters alike. Discussions and information were presented on the following topics:
MnDOT Briefing on I-94, Hwy 169 and I-35W Construction Projects
Transit Updates on Southwest LRT, Orange Line BRT
Health, Wellness and the Intersection of Transportation
Recognition of suburban employers offering commuter programs
Included in the agenda was an awards ceremony that recognized suburban employers who offer robust commute programs to facilitate transportation to work for their employees; as well as “Commuter of the Month” winners, individuals who have been recognized for their efforts in utilizing sustainable commuter modes such as taking the bus/rail, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, walking or teleworking from home other than driving alone to work. They shared their inspirational stories to encourage attendees to consider sustainable commuter options and/or how to support their employees seeking sustainable modes of transportation.
The State of the Commute Employer Summit was held at Best Buy Corporate Campus in Richfield where attendees were given a guided tour highlighting Best Buy’s commuter programs and commuter-friendly amenities.
About Commuter Services:
The I-494 Corridor Commission is a joint powers organization established in 1986 to address concerns about increasing traffic congestion along the I-494 corridor. The Commission works to encourage economic growth and regional prosperity through improved transportation options. The Commission created Commuter Services in 2002 to work with employers and commuters by providing free resources and services to promote the use of sustainable commute options as a strategy to slow the growth of traffic congestion and improve air quality. To learn more visit www.494corridor.org.