AFSCME on Transit Subsidies

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

(AFSCME)

AFSCME International is asking Congress to extend the expired $245 monthly cap on mass transit benefits which was lowered to $130 on January 1st 2014. In a recent letter to Congress, Charles Loveless, AFSCMEs Director of Federal Government Affairs wrote this benefit reduces mass transit commuting costs and encourages its use, which reduces accompanying vehicle congestion and delays, pollution and Americas reliance on foreign oil. While the mass-transit benefit is concentrated in urban areas, the beneficiaries live throughout America. Experts estimate more than 2.5 million use this benefit and 250,000 spend more than $130 per month.

 

To read the full letter click here.

 

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