Commuter Services, a local transportation management organization that serves Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka and Richfield along the Interstate Highway 494 corridor, recently recognized the city of Edina for its efforts in promoting sustainable commuter modes as taking the bus, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, walking or teleworking from home.
The city was presented Commuter Services’ government award for recognizing “Living Streets Champions” in the community and educating residents through its Street Smarts campaigns that promote the increasingly active, livable and sustainable community of Edina. City of Edina Communications & Technology Services Director Jennifer Bennerotte was also recognized as a Commuter Champion for overseeing those types of projects.
“In her role, Jennifer has steered the department toward tremendous growth, increasing the city’s reach and impact,” said Kate Meredith of Commuter Services during the awards presentation. “She and her staff expertly communicate about the city’s infrastructure and programs that increase livability and make biking and walking easier. Jennifer has also been a great supporter of Commuter Services over the years and we are grateful to have such a stellar partner to bring our message to a wider audience.”
The awards were presented during Commuter Services’ annual State of the Commute employer summit. This year’s event was held at Best Buy corporate headquarters in Richfield where attendees were given a guided tour highlighting Best Buy’s commuter programs and commuter-friendly amenities. The event also included a briefing on interstate construction projects and transit updates on Southwest Light Rail Transit and Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit.
To read stories about the city’s Living Streets Champions, visit EdinaMN.gov. For more information about the city’s Communications & Technology Services Department, call 952-826-0359 or visit EdinaMN.gov/Communications. For more information about Commuter Services, visit 494corridor.org.