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.
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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.