University of Minnesota Twin Cities Wins 2024 Apex Award for Innovation in Mobility
Apex Award graphic stating that the U of M won the 2024 award

We are excited to announce that the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has been honored with the 2024 Apex Award for Innovation in a Mobility, Transportation, or Parking Program by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI). This award recognizes our Universal and Employee Transit Pass programs.

About the Universal and Employee Transit Pass Programs

Launched as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance campus mobility and reduce our carbon footprint, the Universal and Employee Transit Pass programs provide unlimited access to public transit for eligible students and staff. This initiative not only promotes the use of sustainable transportation but also alleviates parking congestion on campus, contributing to a more efficient and eco-friendly environment. 

Key Benefits of the Programs

  • Unlimited Transit Access: All eligible students and employees can enjoy unlimited rides on local public transit, making commuting more affordable and convenient. 
  • Sustainability: By encouraging public transit use, we are significantly reducing our carbon emissions and supporting the fight against climate change. 
  • Cost Savings: The program helps our community save on transportation costs, making education and work at the university more accessible. 

We are proud of this recognition and remain dedicated to improving the transportation experience for our university community. Thank you to everyone who has supported and utilized the Universal and Employee Transit Pass programs! 

View more details about the Universal or Employee Transit Passes.

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Union Street SE will be closed to pedestrians, bikes, and vehicles while it is reconstructed from July 15, through August 2. 

Metro Transit will be conducting maintenance on Green Line corridor infrastructure on the East Bank of the Twin Cities Campus this weekend. 

The north vehicle and bike lanes of Sixth Street will be closed Thursday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 31 for maintenance.

Beginning on June 17, Washington Avenue Ramp and the surrounding area will be undergoing maintenance. Traffic impacts are expected.

On Saturday, June 15, Metro Transit will make changes to transit service throughout the metro. Quarterly service changes adapt and adjust the service based on current and projected ridership and the available resources and driver workforce. 

Routes that serve the University of Minnesota will reduce trip frequency for the summer months but will restore trips when the U of M resumes classes in the fall. 

From Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, July 10, Pleasant Street SE between Arlington Street and the Washington Avenue Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic. Additionally, the Washington Avenue Bridge will be closed to westbound vehicles. 

As part of the Fourth Street construction project we shared earlier this month, please be aware of two upcoming road closures.