Several programs exist to encourage alternative modes of transport to and from the Capitol Complex. Details on all of these programs are listed in the tabs below.
Metropass is a subsidized 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.
Rates (effective July 1, 2014) -
Note: State employees are typically covered through a pre-tax payroll deduction. Non-payroll deduction legislative employees pay $45.00 monthly.
State, federal and legislative employees working in Capitol Complex buildings under Admin Plant Management's custodial care are eligible. These locations are:
*Health employees have their own Metropass program
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, and no appointment is 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 turned in before cancellation can be completed.
Are you one of the over three million Minnesotans who enjoy 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 lockers and cages are available to employees at a low annual charge.
Bike lockers are fully enclosed and secured and are rented 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 bicycle contract availability for lockers and cages.
There are a limited number of car pool parking spaces in Lot X (Sears) serving employees in the Transportation (DOT) Building and State Office Building (SOB). 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.