Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take a brief online survey about how they get to and from St. Thomas.

The Central Corridor Anchor Partnership and Metro Transit are conducting the survey in advance of the new light-rail transit “Green Line” opening next year along University Avenue between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis. Survey results will help planners to identify travel patterns and develop strategies to improve commutes.

Those who participate in the survey will be eligible to win a $50 Target gift card. The survey will be open through Oct. 31, and the gift card winner will be announced Nov. 5.

St. Thomas is a membership of the partnership, a group of higher education and healthcare institutions working together to ensure the Green Line creates transit opportunities for those who live and work in the area.