Commute Solutions

  1. Biking and Walking

    Biking and Walking

    Discover your biking and walking options in Anoka County.

  2. Bus


    Use transit to reach your destination in Anoka County and throughout the Twin Cities metro region.

  3. Carpool and Vanpool

    Carpool and Vanpool

    Share the ride! Find a match using the regional ride matching database.

  1. Telework


    The easiest commute is no commute! Discover the benefits of teleworking.

  2. Train


    Northstar Commuter Rail: a relaxing travel option from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis.

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    Anoka County TMO Commute Solutions publishes an eNewsletter and announcements that cover transportation issues, services, programs, and events that impact area commuters, employers, and residents.

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Commute Solutions

We work to reduce congestion and improve air quality. We accomplish this by promoting programs and providing incentives to encourage people to take transit, carpool, vanpool, telework, bike and walk to your destination. 

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Route 865 Bus_Aug 2014

NEW Route 865 Express Commuter Transit to Downtown Minneapolis 
East Bethel - Ham Lake - Blaine - Downtown Minneapolis

Commuters along the Highway 65 corridor in Anoka County have a new option for travel to and from downtown Minneapolis. NEW Metro Transit Route 865 uses comfortable coach style buses to provide express service during the morning and evening rush hours. The route operates between northern Anoka County and the heart of downtown Minneapolis with stops at three Park & Ride locations in East Bethel, Ham Lake and Blaine. For details about this service, read more here.

You can also find details and help planning your trip at or call a transit expert at 612-373-3333.
Joint Transportation and Housing policy plan workshops scheduled (Metropolitan Council)

The Metropolitan Council needs your feedback and input on the public comment drafts for the 2040 Regional Transportation Policy Plan and the 2040 Housing Policy Plan. The transportation plan emphasizes transportation options by expanding and improving transit service, expanding the MnPASS lane system, and encouraging biking and walking. The housing plan identifies local and regional needs and priorities for housing, and connects housing to other Council system plans, including transportation. Read more here.

Anoka County Workshop
Tuesday, September 9
5-7 p.m.
Anoka County Sheriff's Office
Community Room
13301 Hanson Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304

Public meetings scheduled for Metro Mobility changes

In September, Metro Mobility is hosing several public meetings to gather customer feedback. The meetings will review and discuss changes made in 2014, as well as the proposed changes for 2015 to the program. Full details here.

Anoka County Meeting
Monday, September 22
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Rum River Library, Rooms A and B
4201 6th Ave.
Anoka, MN 55303
  1. About Us
Mission: Commute Solutions is dedicated to achieving reductions in traffic congestion, improving mobility and air quality, and educating employers and their employees about transportation options.

Who we are: Commute Solutions was established in 2004 as the Anoka County Transportation Management Organization (TMO). A TMO works to reduce traffic congestion by promoting sustainable transportation options. There are four TMOs serving the Twin Cities region including: Anoka County Commute Solutions (all of Anoka County), Commuter Services (494 Corridor - Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka, Richfield), Commuter Connection (downtown Minneapolis), and Smart Trips (all of St. Paul). Metro Transit serves the remaining areas in the seven county Twin Cities metropolitan area. 

What we do:
  • Stimulate the development and implementation of sustainable commute options programs with employers and residents.
  • Develop, promote and implement employee and residential commute options that reduce traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions, and improve air quality.
  • Foster relationships with a broad range of employer and community groups.
  • Shape the development of infrastructure to improve mobility to, and within, Anoka County.
Funding: Commute Solutions is funded with a federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant, administered by the Metropolitan Council. Anoka County provides a 20 percent local match.
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