Several programs exist to encourage alternative modes of transport to and from the Capitol Complex. Details on these programs are listed in the tabs below.
Admin now offers discounted Nice Ride subscriptions to state employees who work on the Capitol Complex and who do not have a parking contract with Admin. Learn about rates, eligibility, sign-up, and more in the "Nice Ride" tab below.
Metropass is a bus program that allows card holders to get unlimited access to regional buses and trains. You will find general information on the Metropass Program below.
The Metropass Bus Program is available to all state and legislative employees who work in buildings under Admin Plant Management's custodial control. Employees may participate by obtaining a Metropass Bus Card.
Note: State employees are typically covered through a pre-tax payroll deduction. Non-payroll employees pay $45.00 monthly.
State, federal, legislative and judicial employees working in Capitol Complex buildings under Admin Plant Management's custodial control are eligible.
*The Department of Health offers their own Metropass program to their employees.
Employees must sign up with Admin Plant Management in room G-10 of the Administration Building. Applications are accepted Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, no appointment necessary. For additional assistance call 651-201-2300.
Following completion of your application, you will be given a temporary pass to use right away. A permanent pass will be issued within a few weeks from sign up. You will be contacted when the permanent pass arrives and is ready to be picked up.
To cancel your Metropass card, visit the Admin Plant Management Office in room G-10 in the Administration Building. Your Metropass card must be returned before cancellation can be completed.
State employees on the Capitol Complex can subscribe to the bike-sharing service Nice Ride at a discounted price. Admin has joined Nice Ride's employer match program to offer this benefit to employees. All of the details are available below.
Note: There are usage fees each time someone rents a bike, but the first hour of each rental is free for subscribers. More information on this pricing is available on Nice Ride's website.
Discounted Nice Ride pricing is available to all state employees who:
Note: Admin and Nice Ride will confirm these details when you sign up. See the "How to Sign Up" section below.
Employees who wish to sign up should follow the steps below.
If you need more assistance with the sign up process, see Nice Ride's sign-up instructions document (PDF).
Note: If you are not eligible for the discounted pricing, Nice Ride will contact you and explain why.
Nice Ride is a bike-sharing service established to make biking more convenient and affordable for Twin Cities residents. The service has nearly 200 bike rental stations around the Twin Cities. For state employees, there are five stations conveniently located near the Capitol Complex. You can access Nice Ride bikes:
A complete list of stations is available on Nice Ride's website. Nice Ride bikes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from April to November.
Are you one of the over three million Minnesotans who enjoys bicycle riding? Have you considered bicycling to work? Bicycling to work can save you money -- spent on gasoline, vehicle maintenance, parking and vehicle insurance. It also provides healthy low impact aerobic exercise and protects our state's air quality.
Bike racks are located throughout the Capitol Complex and are available to employees and visitors free of charge. Bike cages and lockers are available to employees at a low annual charge.
Bike cages and lockers are secured and available for rent on an annual basis from April 1 through March 31. The annual rate is currently $50.
Call 651-201-2300 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday to check on availability for a contract for bicycle cages and lockers.
There are a limited number of car pool parking spaces in the Andersen Ramp and Lot X (Sears). Please contact Metro Transit for more information.
Ride-matching services are available for van and car pool program participants through a partnership with Metro Transit. For more information, visit their website.
Those who ride the bus, bike, carpool or vanpool to work may register for a free, guaranteed ride home service. This is available through a partnership program with Metro Transit. For more information, visit the Guaranteed Ride Home website.