Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SH-11. Pass Fare Arrangements for Public Employees

In many cities, one of the largest, if not the largest, local employer is the federal, state, or municipal government. Private companies have several incentives to encourage their employees to use public transit. For example, when employees purchase transit tickets and passes with pretax income, the employer saves on FICA taxes. Employers can also help subsidize their workers' monthly commuting cost by offering TransitChek or a similar incentive. There have been a few high profile instances in which public employees have been encouraged to use transit by offering free or significantly reduced fares, including Federal employees in the Washington, DC area and State of Tennessee employees in Nashville. Generally, however, governmental agencies have been less pro-active in promoting transit ridership by employees. A synthesis exploring fare free arrangements for public employees is needed to update agencies' understanding. This project will describe programs specifically targeted for public employees to increase transit ridership by offering free or significantly discounted fares.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Start Date: 20080626
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18155

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462566
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:06PM