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Commuter Benefits and Tax Reform

According to the Commuter Benefits Coalition, Congress is considering eliminating the qualified transportation fringe benefit as part of federal tax reform. This benefit allows employers to provide its employees with up to $255 per month tax-free for parking, riding transit, and vanpooling.  Employers also do not pay its

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Help for Commuters After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma aftermath could disrupt commuting habits and patterns in Florida for a long time.  For example, some commuters and employers may be forced to relocate and transportation options may change.  Private vehicles may have been damaged.  Gasoline may be more expensive and/or difficult to find in

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Transit and Vanpool Fringe Benefit Limits to Increase to $260 per Month

According to the Internal Revenue Services’ Revenue Procedure 2017-58, the monthly limitation under § 132(f), Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits,  regarding the fringe benefit exclusion amount for qualified parking, transit and commuter highway vehicles (e.g., vanpools) will be $260 per month in 2018.  The benefit is $255 per month in 2017.

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Disruptive Innovations in Ridesharing – FREE Webinar

Transportation systems in many North American cities are being disrupted by the arrival of a new form of ridesharing: the “smart-phone dispatched shared ride”.  Some claim these are unregulated taxis, while others see this as the key to unlocking the empty-seat resource to reduce congestion.  Some regulators

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Commuting Costs

Commuting can be expensive when considering the operating costs like gasoline, parking, and tolls and other costs such as insurance and depreciation. 1. Carpool at least once per week and you can cut at least 10% of your costs 2. Accelerate and brake smoothly from a stop

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Rural Vanpool Program

The Florida Department of Transportation has identified three (3) areas of the State of Florida as “Areas of Critical Concern.” These three areas include twenty-eight (28) of Florida’s thirty-two (32) rural counties: 1. Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Liberty Counties (and a small area within

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2008 Florida Commuter Choice Summit

The 2008 Florida Commuter Choice Summit, sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and co-hosted by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership and University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), was held on December 4 and 5, 2008 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in St. Petersburg,

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