09 May '11, 5pm

Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants better tax benefits for bike, transit commuters: #bikenomics

Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants better tax benefits for bike, transit commuters: #bikenomics

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) Photo: Thomas Le Ngo What is a sensible political reaction to rising gas prices? Standing around shouting "Drill, baby, drill"? Or offering material support to commuters who increasingly opt for public transportation or biking to work? Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), who often sports a bike pin in his lapel (and rides a bike to work himself ), is taking the second approach. This week he is introducing legislation that would help people who want to drive less -- without costing the government any more money. His proposal is the Commuter Relief Act. It would expand tax credits "for individuals and employers to make it easier for commuters who wish to commute to work by bicycle, walking, carpooling, or using public transit." Specifically, the bill would equalize the parking and transit benefits at $200 per month; let people claim benefits for more...

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