Flexible Commuter Benefits

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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.


Latest Happenings

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A bit of good news for future sustainable commutes

Photo credit: Elvert Barnes/Flickr DC Council Votes Unanimously for Flexible Commuter Benefits On April 7, 2020, the DC Council unanimously voted to support flexible commuter benefits! The law, promoted by CSG and our supporters, will give workers the option to walk, bike and take transit to work using the value of
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RELEASE: Advocates Cheer DC Council’s Unanimous Vote For Flexible Commuter Benefits

For Immediate Release April 7, 2020 Contact: Cheryl Cort, Coalition for Smarter Growth T. 202-675-0016, www.smartergrowth.net/parkingcashout Advocates Cheer DC Council’s Unanimous Vote for Flexible Commuter Benefits Employees will be eligible for walk, bike, transit commute benefits equal to an offered parking benefit The Coalition for Smarter Growth celebrated today the

Examples of employers implementing parking cashout