Move Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization promotes sustainable transportation – mass transit, carpooling, shared mobility, biking, walking and telework – through outreach and education for downtown Minneapolis employers, workers, and residents.     
Move Minneapolis merges with the Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Minneapolis Regional Chamber President and CEO Jonathan Weinhagen (left) with Move Minneapolis Executive Director Mary Morse Marti (right)
Recognizing the need for greater education  and outreach about the importance of transit and transportation, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber announced at their 2019 Annual Meeting that Move Minneapolis is merging with the chamber.

The Minneapolis Regional Chamber focuses on the importance of regional transit and transportation options. Increasing funding for and growing the transit network is one of the chamber's top advocacy priorities as investments in transit allow for greater opportunities for everyone in our region and state.
New Home @ 9th Street and Nicollet
As part of the merger with Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Move Minneapolis has relocated to the skyway level of the historic Young Quinlan building at 81 South 9 th Street, suite 200. In addition to serving downtown employers and commuters, Move Minneapolis is excited to provide transportation expertise to the chamber’s 1400 members. Carpool Program Manager Gerry Fregin staffs the lobby M-F, 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. for carpool registration, MnPASS, trip planning, ZAP tags and bike maps, and renting bike lockers. Stop by and visit us at the chamber.
How can Gerry help you?
Young Quinlan building at 9th St & Nicollet
Just three days after Governor Walz is planning to release his first budget proposal, we are honored to host a conversation with MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Met Council Chair Nora Slawik . Minnesota's transportation network provides the connections that enable our state to succeed. This is a critical year for moving forward to improve our roads and transit and the Chamber is advocating for a comprehensive transportation system that will serve us for many decades.
Friday, February 22
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Members: $35 | Non-Members: $50
Loews Minneapolis Hotel - 5th Floor Ballroom
601 N 1st Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | View Map
call 612.370.9100
How To Improve A 53-mile Commute
Jason lives in the picturesque town of Silver Lake, Minnesota (population 837), located about an hour west of Minneapolis. He works downtown as a supervisor for Sedgwick Claims Management. He drives a 106-mile round-trip commute from Silver Lake.

Jason loves Silver Lake, but the commute is a long one. On top of the distance, he hates sitting in gridlock and paying $150 a month for contract parking. Express bus service does not go all the way to Silver Lake, so Jason found a better solution – carpooling. That’s where Jason’s co-worker Kristin comes in. 

Kristin lives in Eden Prairie. She too was sick of bumper-to-bumper traffic and paying full price for parking. Jason learned they have similar work schedules, and she live near his commuting route – a good fit. Each morning Kristin drives four miles to a free park and ride lot where Hwy 101 crosses Hwy 7. Jason pulls over to collect Kristin then drives to I-394 where the duo takes free advantage of the MnPASS lane right into downtown.

As registered carpoolers they pay only $20 per month to park in Ramp A. Kristin adds, “I’m saving $130 a month in parking alone!” From Ramp A they take the skyway a few blocks to their office at Sedgwick. Besides saving money and driving time, Kristin gets inspired, “On the evening commute home, we actually get more work done! We talk through challenges, issues and brainstorm ideas. Sometimes we need to motivate each other to get to work – you can’t leave your car pool buddy hanging!” Jason and Kristin highly recommend the advantages of carpooling. 

Map courtesy of City of Minneapolis Public Works
The latest construction project to affect downtown is 8th Street between Chicago Avenue and Hennepin Avenue. Reconstruction from building front to building front has started and will intensify through the summer months and ending next year. The project includes widened sidewalks, enhanced transit service/amenities, improved crosswalks, bike racks, and streetscape/landscaping improvements.

8 th Street’s transit lane is being rebuilt to accommodate the C Line Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (ABRT ) , a faster, more efficient replacement for Route #19 that connects downtown with Brooklyn Center. The C-Line is scheduled to begin service in late 2019. 

Attend an Open House Monday, February 11 , 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A short presentation will be made 11:30 a.m. IDS Center, Third Floor Conference Room 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis.
Do you have a transportation rock star at your workplace? Does your employer provide transportation benefits and encourage sustainable commuting? Did your property manager build out a bike room cooler than your happy hour hang out? 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.

Transportation Rock Star Categories:
  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 

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). All nomination materials must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Contact John Barobs or call 612-37 0-9121
Move Minneapolis is made possible by a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant in partnership with the United States Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Council, the City of Minneapolis, MnDOT, and the downtown community.