Throughout October try carpooling, taking the bus, biking, walking or vanpooling.

You can save money, reduce stress, burn calories, recapture some time, and win great prizes.

Enter to win each time you use alternative transportation throughout the month—just log your commutes.

Find our winners by clicking here!

New this year! - Commuter Selfie Contest

Post a selfie while commuting with the #IndyCommute hashtag on the Commuter Connect Facebook or Twitter pages, and you’ll be eligible for weekly drawings for Amazon.com gift cards. Drawings will be held the five Fridays in October.

How the Commuter Challenge works

Step 1

Login or register for a free account

Step 2

Go to the Commute Calendar

Step 3

Log the date and how you got to work

Step 4

Automatically be entered for chance to win

Weekly prize drawings will be held in May, so continue to take and log alternative trips throughout the month. See the official Commuter Challenge rules.

 

Mobile RemindersHave a Smartphone?

Time Saving Tip

Set weekly text or email reminders on Friday to log your commute for the whole week in < 1 minute.

Set Commute Report Reminders: Make the process even easier by signing up for Commute Report Reminders. Click Commute Reminders and New Match Alerts after logging in. With this feature, you can activate reminders via email or a text message with a unique link in it. The link goes directly to a page to report your commute—no login required via the reminders so it saves you a step!

Reminders can be set daily or weekly.

 

New to Ridesharing?

We have all the tools to help you get started.
  • Our ridematching service offers is a simple and secure way to find carpool and vanpool partners and even people who are willing to be a biking buddy.
  • Determine your cost savings with the Commute Cost Calculator.
  • Use IndyGo’s Trip Planner to find which bus is right for you.
  • Never be stranded with our Emergency Ride Home. If you carpool, vanpool, take the bus, walk or bike more than three times a week, you have a built-in safety net when there’s an emergency (some restrictions apply).
 

Check Out Our Winners!

Week 1 (Oct. 1 - Oct. 5)
Bus Rider                         Wayne P., takes IndyGo to his work at Eskenazi Health                                  
IndyExpress Bus Rider      Jeena S., a Fishers Express Bus rider, employed at the State Dept. of Health                 
Bicycle/Walk                    Lindsay B., bikes 10 miles to get to work at the State Dept. of Health                        
Carpool/Vanpool                Gerri W. carpools with 3 others from New Castle to her work at the State Dept. of Technology                     
Week 2 (Oct. 6 - Oct. 12)

Bus Rider                         June B., takes the IndyGo bus to her work at The National Bank of Indianapolis                   
IndyExpress Bus Rider      William H., takes the Fishers Express Bus to his work at Rolls-Royce                  
Bicycle/Walk                    Brad F., rides his bike from the NW side of Indy to his work at the State Dept. of Technology    Carpool/Vanpool                Steven B., has been carpooling since 2007 from Columbus to his work at Rolls-Royce                  

Week 3 (Oct. 13 - Oct. 19)

Bus Rider                         Therese E., takes the bus to her work at Defense Finance and Accounting Services in Lawrence
IndyExpress Bus Rider      Steven H., takes the Fishers Express Bus to his work at Eli Lilly                 
Bicycle/Walk                    Allyson C., walks to her job at The National Bank of Indianapolis                 
Carpool/Vanpool                Tim M., carpools from Wilkinson to his work at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources                 

Week 4 (Oct. 20 - Oct. 26)

Bus Rider                         Julie W., takes the IndyGo bus to her work at IU Health Partners                      
IndyExpress Bus Rider      Cheryl M., takes the Carmel Express Bus to her work at Eli Lilly                     .
Bicycle/Walk                    Matthew J., rides his bike to his work at IUPUI                   
Carpool/Vanpool                John S., carpools from Martinsville to his work at AT&T                  
                                                            

Week 5 (Oct. 27 - Oct. 31)

Bus Rider                         Joseph K., takes the IndyGo bus from Broad Ripple to Firestone on 96th St.                   
IndyExpress Bus Rider      Chris M., takes the Fishers Express Bus to his work at the U.S. Court of Appeals                   
Bicycle/Walk                    Jon S., rides his bike to his work at Angie's List                    
Carpool/Vanpool                John D., carpools from Fishers to his work at HP in downtown Indianapolis                    

Month of October Winners
  • $500 Gift Card:                      Diane F., takes the Fishers Express Bus to the U.S. Dept of Transp.
  • Apple iPad mini:                    Doug G., carpools from Greencastle to the IN Dept. of Transp.       
  • $100 Gift Card:                      Cindy G., carpools from Bargersville to the IN Dept. of Workforce Dev't                 
  • $100 Gift Card:                      John W., carpools from Carmel to American Financial Credit Services                
  • $50 Panera Bread Gift Card:   Joseph K., takes the IndyGo bus to Firestone on 96th St.        
  • $50 Panera Bread Gift Card:   Dezra D., takes IndyGo to IUPUI
  • $50 Meijer Gift Card:              Larry G., take IndyGo to Walmart on E. Washington St. in Indy             .
  • $50 Meijer Gift Card:              Tori M., vanpools from Greenwood to Cummins in Columbus                 
  • $25 Starbucks Gift Card:        Louise W., carpools from Avon to IUPUI                
  • $25 Starbucks Gift Card:        Andrew K., rides his bike to IUPUI              

Grand Prize: $500 VISA Giftcard

Grand Prize (Two Winners)
  • $500 Gift Card
  • Apple iPad mini
Runner-Up Prizes
  • Two $100 Gift Cards
  • Two $50 Panera Bread Gift Cards
  • Two $50 Meijer Gift Cards
  • Two $25 Starbucks Gift Cards
Weekly Prizes
  • IndyGo 31-day pass (or equivalent, local bus system pass)
  • Indy Express Bus monthly pass
  • $50 gas card for carpools and/or vanpools
  • $50 bike shop or sporting goods store gift card