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Best Workplaces for Commuters

 National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse

The NCTR National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse is located at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida and the home of Best Workplaces for Commuters
 

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Learn more about the new Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC). The program is now managed by the National Center for Transit Research at the University of South Florida under this Clearinghouse. Race to Excellence, free web conferences for BWC members, listserv exclusively for promoters or Champions of BWC, and more benefits. Apply today to determine if your workplace meets the National Standard of Excellence.


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Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit Rates for 2012

The federal Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit (Section 132(f)) limits were reduced for transit and vanpool options for 2012. Employers may provide workers with up to $125 per month in tax-free transit and vanpool benefits in 2012. In March 2009, as part of the stimulus bill, the monthly limitation under Section 132(f)(2)(A) Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits regarding the aggregate fringe benefit exclusion amount for commuter highway vehicles (e.g., vanpools)and transit passes was increased from $120 to $230 per month which was the level for parking. After extensions in 2010, the transit and commuter highway vehicle limits returned to pre-2009 levels for 2012. Cost of living adjustmments were applied that raised the 2012 monthly limits for transit and commuter highway vehicles from $120 to $125 and parking from $230 per month to $240. Commuters can receive both the transit and parking benefits (i.e., up to $365 per month). Employers can allow employees to use pretax dollars to pay for transit passes, vanpool fares and parking. More FAQ on the qualified transportation fringe benefits can be found at our Best Workplaces for Commuters support center

Employees also can be reimbursed up to $20 per month for biking to work.  The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (P.L. 110 343), added qualified bicycle commuting reimbursements to the types of qualified transportation fringe benefits.  The benefit can not be combined with those other qualified transportation fringe benefits. 

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National Center for Transit Research's National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse is located at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida