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Commuter benefits, also known as qualified transportation fringe benefits, are federal tax benefits authorized under the IRS Code Section 132(a). These voluntary benefits were designed to provide tax incentives to employees to encourage the use of mass transportation. Commuter benefits include things like providing employees a transit or vanpool subsidy, allowing pre-tax purchase of transit passes or vanpool fares, and in some cases work-related parking costs. For more information on Commuter Benefits programs, download The Building Blocks of Commuter Benefits.
Curious about what the actual value is to your company? Check out the Business Benefits Calculator to see your company's potential tax savings.
By providing commuter benefits you may be eligible to receive national recognition as a Best Workplaces for Commuters. If you are interested in earning the Best Workplaces for Commuters designation, PART can support and walk you through the application process. For more information, email the PARTnership program or call us at 336-883-7278.
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To decide if this program may be right for your company there are a few questions to consider first:
If you have answered yes, your company might be an ideal candidate for our PARTnership program. For more information, email the PARTnership program or call us at 336-883-7278.
We know that there's no one solution to the commuting challenges facing companies and their employee's in the Triad. Each situation is unique and needs to be analyzed accordingly. Working with the PART team, we can identify solutions that address your specific challenges. Our toolbox of options includes strategies such as:
Together we can develop and implement a program that fits with your corporate culture! For more information, email the PARTnership program or call us at 336-883-7278.
There are no formal requirements to joining the PARTnership however in order to have a successful transportation options program at your company, we request that your company agree to:
For more information, email the PARTnership program or call us at 336-883-7278.
Once you have joined the PARTnership we will give you access to our marketing toolkit. Our design team will develop materials including flyers, email blasts, newsletter articles, etc. We will work to ensure that you have the right mediums to effectively promote your program internally.
In addition, we will coordinate with the ETL to hold on-site events such as lunch and learns, transportation days, and presentations. Creating on on-site presence is one of the best ways to answer questions and engage employees.
If you would like to promote your participation in the PARTnership externally we can provide you with a social media toolkit. In addition, we will include your company in our annual advertisement recognizing all of our PARTnership members in the Business Journal's Book of Lists and other publications. For more information, email the PARTnership program or call us at 336-883-7278.
Vanpooling is an economical way for groups to travel to and from work. Watch our short video on PART's Vanpool Program. Employees at companies participating in the PARTnership are eligible to receive a discount on their first three months of vanpool fares!
We'll take a hands-on approach to identifying groups, qualifying drivers, and getting vans on the road!
For more information, email the PARTnership Program or call us at 336-883-7278.
The ExpressPass program is a special transit program offered to PARTnership members. The program is an easy way for employers to promote the use of public transportation by their employees.
In order to participate, your company must sign a formal agreement with PART. You will then issue the ExpressPass cards to employees that want to take transit to work. Employees swipe their ExpressPass in the fare box when they ride. PART will then invoice the company on a monthly basis based on the number of times your employees ride. Employers pay for their employees ExpressPass but unlike the employer purchasing a monthly fare card for its employees we only bill the company based on the number of trips taken by employees. As a bonus for being a member of the PARTnership you will also receive 25% off each ride your employees take!
Not sure your company can cover the costs? We can work with you to implement a Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits program that will allow employees to contribute to their monthly transit costs. For more information, email the PARTnership program or call us at 336-883-7278.