Help halt unfair cuts to transit riders’ tax benefits!
Last year, Congress nearly doubled the amount workers could deduct from their paychecks to $230 (before taxes) to apply toward monthly commuting costs on public transportation – matching the deduction that car commuters get for parking.
But this tax benefit is about to expire, meaning rail and bus riders will go back to getting just a $120/month benefit while drivers continue to enjoy a $230/month benefit.
That’s just not fair.
Call Speaker Pelosi’s office today at (202) 225-4965. Urge the Speaker to support and co-sponsor H.R. 891, The Commuter Benefits Equity Act of 2009, and act now to make the $230/month tax benefit for people who take transit permanent, keeping it equal with the $230 parking benefit for people who drive.