If you are a resident of Anoka County, MN, Commute Solutions will help you find transportation options. For example, we will help you find a carpool or a vanpool. We will help you determine if there's a convenient bus route to and from work. We'll ensure that you're getting the best deal on your bus or train passes. To preview your commuting options, please read below:
Carpool - Commuter Account
Find a carpool by using Metro Transit's free online matching tool that connects you with others who are traveling the same direction and time. To use the tool, you must create a free commuter account. Once you create an account, you'll be entered into a regional ridematching database. If you don’t find a match at first, keep checking. People like you are added every day.
A free commuter account also allows you to track your trips through Metro Transit's Trip Tracker. If you log at least one trip per month, (other than driving by yourself) you’re automatically entered into a monthly $100 gift card drawing.
Rides to Clinics & Anoka County Buildings - Medlink
Anoka County Medlink coordinates volunteer drivers that drive Anoka County residents to clinics, Anoka County buildings and Veterans Administration medical facilities in and around the Twin Cities. This service is for veterans, senior citizens 60 years of age or older, or clients of Anoka County. To register for Medlink, please call 763-422-7087.
Vanpool - Commuter Account
Metro Vanpool is a regional program subsidized by the Met Council. Participants must live or work in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties. Vans are leased monthly to the vanpool's primary driver. Vans must carry a minimum of five people (including the driver) who share the ride at least three days a week. Vanpool routes must not duplicate regular bus routes, light rail or Northstar Line service. The average cost is $110 per month for each participant.
Bus & Train - Go-To Cards
Pay your fare with a Go-To Card that can be used over and over again. Go-To Cards are accepted on all regional regular-route buses and trains.
Bus & Train - Transit Passes
Metro Transit offers several transit passes available through employers, schools and organizations. All of them offer the same convenience of the Go-To Card but in addition, these passes are valid for unlimited rides on bus and METRO lines. Rides on Northstar may require additional stored value.
Emergency Rides - Guaranteed Ride Home
Guaranteed Ride Home is Metro Transit's free program that gets you home from work or school if you have a family emergency or have to work late unexpectedly. To be eligible for this program, you must ride the train, bus, carpool, vanpool, bicycle or
walk to work or school at least three times per week.
Event Specific Options
If you decide that commuting by any of the above options is not for you, please consider participating in special events offered by Commute Solutions and our regional partners. Participate in Anoka County's Bike to Work Week in June or Carpool to Work Month in October. Special events are a good way to try a new option or even commit to a different option temporarily