December 11, 2023

In this edition

  • "Commuting in a Hybrid World" Webinar
  • Transportation Summit Recording and Recap
  • Metro Transit Updates
  • Winter Resources
  • Other Happenings

New Webinar This Wednesday

Commuting in the Hybrid World:

Travel Tips for a Flexible Schedule

Downtown hybrid workers are going to the office 2-4 days a week, and often for just part of the day. New transportation options and tools are available for part-time commuting.

Minneapolis transit, carpooling, and contract parking services, which were built to serve the 9-5, Monday through Friday model, have adjusted their operations for today's workforce.

This webinar examines the changes, challenges, and advantages of serving hybrid commuters.

Learn how hybrid commutes can benefit health and wellness, ease and efficiency, and the bottom line. The end results are cost-savings, fewer vehicle miles traveled (VMT), less traffic congestion, and lower emissions.

Join us this Wednesday, December 13, Noon – 1 p.m. for this free webinar

Hear from our panel of commuting experts:

Moderated by:

  • John Barobs - Move Minneapolis, Outreach Manager
Register for Webinar Here

Transportation Summit 

Recording and Recap

The 2023 Move Minneapolis Transportation Summit was curated to equip attendees new to the transportation conversation with a toolkit of new frameworks to analyze their own transportation decisions.

Intentionally, this event explored streets as public space beyond a specific infrastructure project’s scope or budget.

Our goal was to create a blank canvas and equip attendees with the tools to lean into vulnerable questions about the public realm before they are faced with the question affecting their own back yard.

Read the Recap

Watch the recording:

Metro Transit Route Changes and Enhanced Fare Enforcement

Go Into Effect 

Metro Transit implemented the latest quarterly service changes on December 2nd, and as of December 4th, newly created teams of nonsworn Community Service Officers (CSOs) are checking fares and issuing non-criminal citations on the METRO Blue and Green rail lines and key bus routes.


Ridership has been improving and more new drivers are being assigned to routes. Additional drivers translate to more frequent service and the revival of some routes since the pandemic. More than 31 million passengers took Metro Transit buses and trains during the first eight months of 2023, a healthy 17% increase over the same period last year. To ensure that this trend continues, Metro Transit is focusing on public safety concerns, especially on the LRT corridors.  

The fare enforcement and teams of CSO’s are part of Transit Rider Investment Program (TRIP) to enhance public safety and improve the customer experience. The program enforces a rider code of conduct along with fines for fare non-payment starting at $35 for a first violation and up to $100 for fourth and subsequent violations – along with being prohibited from transit for 120 days. CSO duties include riding transit to help customers, monitor behavior, and contact police when they observe illegal behavior or an emergency. 

See the complete Metro Transit Quarterly Service Updates for Dec. 2nd here

Learn More About Fare Enforecement

Get Around Sustainably All Winter Long!

Move Minneapolis has curated helpful resources to keep you safe and sustainable during your winter trips around town.

Check out our Winter Resources page for links to tips and tricks for winter transit, biking, and walking, including:

  • The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Trail Plowing Status Map
  • Metro Transit rider tips
  • How to dress for winter biking
  • And more!
Visit the Resources Page

Other Happenings

The State of Our Parks - Minneapolis Parks Foundation 

Join the Minneapolis Parks Foundation for the next event in the Next Generation of Parks series spotlighting Superintendent Al Bangoura. Through the series global design innovators and thought-leaders showcase the most exciting new parks destinations, opportunities, and research and delve into important issues of place affecting the Twin Cities community today. 


Register Through Eventbrite

When: Thursday, December 14 · 7:00 pm CDT 

Where: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 

Learn More


Metropolitan Council Governance Task Force Engagement

The Metropolitan Council is currently facing a restructuring at the behest of the state Legislature, where officials are considering ditching the governor-appointees model and adopting another option, such as an elected board or a council of governments. To determine the appropriate approach, the Metropolitan Governance Task Force will be hosting a number of public hearings across the Twin Cities to gather citizen input on the Met Council’s organization. 


RSVP and sign up to provide public comment 

  • Thursday, December 14, 12:00 pm CDT 

Lake Elmo City Center, 3800 Laverne Ave. N., Lake Elmo 

  • Friday, January 5, 12:00 pm CDT 

University of Minnesota, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis 

  • Tuesday, January 9, 6:00 pm 

Scott County Government Center, 2400 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 

BikeMN 15 Year Anniversary Party & Bike/Walk Awards Announcements


Nominate a community, organization or individual for the Minnesota Bike/Walk Awards and then celebrate them and 15 years of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Nominate for FREE, Registration Required to attend the party! Food, Drinks, Prizes and MORE! 


When: Friday, January 19th 4:00 - 7:00 pm CDT 

Where: Utepils Brewing Address: 225 Thomas Ave N #700, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Learn More

Seasons Greetings and Happy Trails

from all of us at Move Minneapolis!

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