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A Smarter Transportation Option for Businesses

 

Metro Transit has a variety of commuter options for area businesses and organizations, including 31-Day Unlimited Passes, 10-Ride Cards, and our unlimited ride Commute Card.

These options are 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 Lauren Hodkiewicz at 266-4903 or lhodkiewicz@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 and support of the local community

 

How it Works


Employers can either choose to prepay for simple, ready to use 31-Day Unlimited Passes or 10-Ride Cards, or they can choose our Commute Card which provides unlimited rides and transfers for $1.40 each, to be billed post-use.

31-Day Unlimited Passes and 10-Ride Cards can be pre-purchased through our website here. Below is the price breakdown for both of these services.

31-Day Unlimited Pass

Cost of 1 pass (1 month of transit) - $65
Cost of 1 year of transit - $780

10-Ride Card

Cost of 1 pass (1 week of transit) - $17.25
Cost of 1 month of transit - $69
Cost of 1 year of transit - $828

  • These passes may also count toward the pre-tax Commuter Choice Tax Benefit.
  • Purchased online, through Metro by Mail, or through you.
  • Employers can participate in both the ECO and the Commute card program and still receive one convenient, monthly invoice.

Commute Card

Post-billed at $1.40 per ride and transfer.


The Commute Card is an annual unlimited ride pass, with which the only cost associated is the per ride fee of $1.40 (a 60¢ 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 $1.40 rate.

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!

Metro Transit’s ECO and Commute Card programs are 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:

  • The employer covers the full cost of the benefit.
  • The employee pays for the transportation costs with pre-tax salary through payroll deduction.
  • 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.

Commuter Choice Tax Benefit

*Monthly Allowance as of January 2015

For more information, contact Lauren Hodkiewicz at (608) 266-4903 or lhodkiewicz@cityofmadison.com .

 

 

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