Tell Congress to Pass Commuter Benefit Parity as a Part of the Transportation Bill
A large discrepancy continues to exist between the monthly benefit cap for transit ($130/month) and parking ($250/month). This gap is set to grow in 2016 when the parking cap increases to $255 while the transit cap remains frozen. This policy penalizes commuters who utilize public transit and/or vanpools.
Congress has an opportunity to right this wrong. House and Senate conferees are in the process of working out their differences on a long term transportation bill. What a better way to provide relief for commuters then by making transit benefit parity permanent as a part of that legislation. And Congress can achieve permanent parity while saving over $100 million.
It is critical that you contact your Representative asking for parity as a part of the transportation bill. Tell your Members of Congress that now is the time for action. Enter your zip code below and write to your Representative and Senators telling them that they should take action to support transit benefit parity.
We appreciate your support. A letter from you will make a difference (even if you have already sent one). 2015 brought an entirely new session of Congress, complete with new Representatives and new opportunities.