Transit Subsidy Program

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dbt
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Transit Subsidy Program

Postby dbt » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:28 pm

Can anyone tell me more about the transit subsidy voucher? My impression is this is a program for federal employees that essentially pays for your mass transportation costs (in my case, subway) up to a certain amount, which is up to $245 under the statute. Does anyone know the amount authorized for clerks by the court system?

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Re: Transit Subsidy Program

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:52 pm

I believed it's done court-by-court. In NYC, you get about $45/month. But I've heard rumblings that this may be reduced or cancelled as a result of sequestration. You can also sign up to get mass transit money deducted pre-tax from your paycheck, which you get reimbursed tax-free after submitting a form showing what you spent.

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Re: Transit Subsidy Program

Postby jessuf » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:01 pm

In DC, you fill out a form that requires you to calculate your monthly transit costs (not including parking) on bus/metro, MARC, VRE, etc. You then get that amount (up to $245 max) deposited onto your Smartcard every month.

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Re: Transit Subsidy Program

Postby dbt » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:04 pm

Thanks. I'll be in NY. Anonuser, can you do both -- the ~$45, and the pre-tax deduction?




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