FlexPass gives you options

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FlexPass is an innovative monthly parking option for the ABC Ramps that seeks to better meet the needs of a modern commuter. With FlexPass, you may save money on your commute by paying for fewer days of guaranteed parking, using transit, or telecommuting. The University of Minnesota seeks participants to join a research study to help evaluate FlexPass for commuters this year, through August 2022. The research study is a collaboration among the University of Minnesota, ABC RampsMetro TransitMove MinneapolisMPLS Parking, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Who can participate?

Anyone interested in purchasing a parking contract at ABC Ramps, 18 years or older, can participate in the study, including existing ABC Ramps contract holders.

FlexPass Contract Options

FlexPark: Parking Only

  • Pay a reduced price for fewer days of parking.
  • 14 days per month of guaranteed parking
  • $90 per month

FlexPlus: Parking & Transit

  • Pay a reduced price for combined transportation options
  • 14 days per month of guaranteed parking
  • Unlimited transit from Metro Transit
  • $125 per month

Both options include In-and-out privileges on days you park. FlexPark and FlexPlus options save money, provide flexibility, and promote sustainable commuting options like using transit. The University of Minnesota seeks participants to join a research study to help evaluate FlexPass for commuters.

Why Participate?

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Contribute to Research

Help researchers figure out how to improve commutes, while potentially reducing congestion and pollution in the Twin Cities. We need to find out if FlexPass is part of the solution.

Save Money

FlexPark/FlexPlus costs less than a standard monthly parking contract at ABC Ramps

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Park when you need it

Get guaranteed parking in the ABC Ramps for just 14 per month, just over 3 days per week. Use other transportation or work-from-home for the remaining days per week.

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Get Unlimited Transit With FlexPlus

With the FlexPlus option take the bus or light rail as often as you want, weekdays and weekends, and get discounted fares on Northstar.

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Less Time in Traffic

The average Twin Cities driver commuting during peak travel periods spent 52 hours in traffic in 2019 according to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard.

How it works

You’ll be asked to:

  1. Complete the 10-minute Enrollment Survey to enroll in the study and sign-up for the FlexPass contract. The Enrollment Survey collects some baseline travel and demographic information. If you have questions about the consent form for the study, please contact flexpass@umn.edu.
  2. Pick up your FlexPass card. ABC Ramps will contact you about picking up your card at Ramp A and making your first month’s payment.
  3. Use FlexPass. Your FlexPass card can be used at ABC Ramps and on Twin Cities transit options. The card includes an unlimited monthly pass with Metro Transit and discounted rates on Northstar.
  4. Respond to a short exit survey at the end of the study period. When you exit the research study or when the study ends, you will be sent an exit survey that takes around 10 minutes to complete.

The study is anticipated to end August 31, 2022. All research data collection will end at that time. Participants are allowed to use their FlexPass contract through August 2022. The FlexPass contracts will be terminated at the end of the study. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase other contracts at ABC Ramps, including the standard Monthly contract, and other pass products from Metro Transit.

About the study

A team of researchers created the FlexPass Commuting Study to better understand how to reduce single-occupancy vehicle travel to downtown Minneapolis.

The research study is a collaboration among the University of Minnesota, ABC Ramps, Metro Transit, Move Minneapolis, MPLS Parking, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

More questions?

For questions about the research study, contact: flexpass@umn.edu

For questions about the FlexPass contracts, contact: marketing@mplsparking.com

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FlexPass 2022 Commuting Study

The University of Minnesota is seeking participants for a research study to test more flexible commuting options called FlexPark and FlexPlus. This includes an option for parking privileges and unlimited transit with FlexPlus, a new monthly contract option for people who park in ABC Ramps. With FlexPlus or FlexPark, you may be able to park less often and save money.

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