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A Smarter Transportation Option for Businesses

The Metro Commute Card is an annual unlimited ride pass program for area businesses and organizations. The only cost associated is the per ride fee of $1.25. The program is a great way to take advantage of tax benefits, provide a valuable service to your employees, and support a healthier, more sustainable environment!

Join Today! Contact Jessy Stammer at 266-6545 or jstammer@cityofmadison.com.

 

Why Implement the Program?

  • Attractive employment benefit for current and prospective employees
  • Alleviates on-site parking issues, particularly relevant in the downtown area
  • Reduces traffic to support a more sustainable environment
  • Reduces employee commuting costs including gas, maintenance and repairs
  • Encourages local public transportation use

 

How it Works

The Commute Card is an annual unlimited ride pass, with which the only cost associated is the per ride fee of $1.25 (a 75¢ base fare savings per ride). Employees simply swipe the Metro Commute Card through the fare box each time they board a Metro bus. This means that if an employee needs to transfer, a new ride will be recorded at the $1.25 rate. If you have employees that require transfer to get to their destinations, other options are available including purchasing an unlimited ride 31-day pass or 10-ride cards. Contact the Metro representative for additional information.

Each card is tracked per employee by a serial number. Every month your organization or business will receive an invoice showing the number of rides and cost per serial number. Cards can be easily deactivated in case of an employee departure or loss of card. There are no minimum requirements in terms of usage or participants.

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A Win-Win for Employees and Employers!

The Metro Commute Card program is a great way to take advantage of the Commuter Choice Tax Benefit Program, while providing a valuable cost-saving transportation service to your employees. The Federal Tax Code (Section 132(f) of the Internal Revenue Code) allows employers to offer their employees up to $130* per month for transit and vanpool. Employees can set aside up to $130* per month pre-tax, and employers have three options as to how to administer transit benefits:

  1. The employer covers the full cost of the benefit.
  2. The employee pays for the transportation costs with pre-tax salary through payroll deduction.
  3. The employer and the employee share the cost of the benefit.

For more information on the Commuter Choice Tax Benefit, click link below and be sure to consult with your current tax professional.

*Monthly Allowance as of January 2014

 

For more information, contact Jessy Stammer at (608) 266-6545 or jstammer@cityofmadison.com.

 

 


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