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  Benefits of Ridesharing: Commuter Choice

RetirementWhat is Commuter Choice?

What are the Commuter Choice Tax Incentives?

  • Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits
  • Purchased by employer and offered to employee free or subsidized
  • Transit or vanpool passes or vouchers ($255 per month in calendar year 2017)
  • Qualified parking spaces in conjunction with transit use ($255 per month in calendar year 2017)
  • Bicycle commuting ($20 per month in calendar year 2017)
  • Tax free to employees
  • Tax deduction to employers

Why do employers choose to provide these benefits:

  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Improve air quality
  • Conserve energy
  • Save money for employer & employee
  • Low cost compared to other benefits
  • Reduce need for parking
  • Increase transit ridership and revenue
  • Attract and retain qualified workforce

Additional Resources:

Federal Transit Administration

Commuterchoice.com

  • Guidance
  • Third party administrators

Association for Commuter Transportation

National Transit Benefit Association

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