CONGRESS INCREASES TRANSIT BENEFIT
Have you heard the news? Congress has approved an increase in the maximum allowable amount of the transit benefit from $125 to $245 per month until the end of calendar year 2013. PRTC and other transit organizations nationwide urged that this happen, so the transit benefit would again be equal to the parking benefit. With this increase, those eligible to receive the benefit will spend less money out-of-pocket when they use transit or vanpool rather than commuting alone.
You can use your federal transit benefit on PRTC buses and many other forms of transportation in the Washington metropolitan area.
To learn if your employer offers transit benefits and whether you qualify for the maximum amount, please contact the Benefits Administrator at your workplace.