Re: Transit Benefit Reduction
- Why am I not surprised at this? We get this as a pid benifit in my office; I usually swap the transit checks and use it for my bicycle expenses. Here in Manhattan, only 20% of us even have cars. So now we'll be sending cash to the burbs so they can keep driving in and choking our children. Congress can autohelicate, as far as I'm concerned.
--- In CarFree@yahoogroups.com, Jym Dyer <jym@...> wrote:
> =v= U.S. Congress is looking to reduce the commuter benefit tax
> break at the end of this year. Two years ago it was increased
> to match the tax break for parking cars, but now it's supposed
> to expire while motorists still get the full benefit.
> I usually swap the transit checks and use it for my bicycle=v= Yeah, the bike benefit is only $20/month, and you can't
> expenses. Here in Manhattan, only 20% of us even have cars.
combine it with the transit benefit (it's one or the other).
That said, $20/month would've covered my Brooklyn/Manhattan
commute expenses (which are of course higher in the winter).
=v= On the opposite coast, bikes aren't allowed on most Bay Area
bridges, so the minimum cost for a San Francisco/Oakland commute
is a BART ride from Embarcadero to West Oakland. This tallies
up to just under the reduced transit benefit, and most of the
trip is by bike.