Transportation Fringe Benefits for Bicycle Commuters (get $ for bicycle commuting)

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WW Bike-Ped Alliance

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Oct 9, 2008, 11:44:11 AM10/9/08
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Finally!

 

Effective January 1, 2009 the Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (www.house.gov/apps/list/press/financialsvcs_dem/press092808.shtml) includes transportation fringe benefits for bicycle commuters of up to $20 per month to each employee who, for any qualifying month, regularly uses a bicycle for a substantial portion of travel between home and work. Employers still have to set up a process to administer the benefit.

 

In these tough economic times, this is a tremendous benefit (with little cost to employers) and a great opportunity for businesses to promote:

-          a healthier work force

-          an improved image within the community

-          one more way to save gas

-          hiring for prospective employees

 
Encourage your employer to act now and participate in this program...and pass this news on.
 

Details here: www.house.gov/apps/list/press/financialsvcs_dem/essabill.pdf section 211 (pp 205-207)

 
Ride Smart Ride Safe
 
Chris

Chris Scherer, LCI
Vice President
West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance
www.wwbpa.org

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