On April 7, 2020, the DC Council voted unanimously to support flexible commuter benefits. This action addresses today’s commuter benefits which don’t match commuter preferences. Most DC residents don’t drive to work. Instead, they bike, walk, or take transit. In fact, 18% of DC residents walk or bicycle to work, 37% take transit, and only 34% drive alone.
When an employer offers a commuter subsidy benefit, it’s often for driving and parking. Even when a subsidy is available for transit or bicycling it is often for much less than the value of the parking benefit. On April 7, 2020, the DC Council voted to change that!
We are grateful to the DC Council and the Mayor Bowser Administration for supporting the bill that will grant more choice to commuters and incentivize greener and healthier commutes.
- The feature on NBC
- RELEASE: Advocates Cheer DC Council Unanimous Vote for Flexible Commuter Benefits
- View the amended bill, B23-148, passed unanimously on first vote (of two votes) on March 3, 2020, by the DC Council.
- For DC Residents: Flexible Commuter Benefits bill fact sheet
- For Employers: A better commuter benefit for your employees