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NYC Commuter Benefits Law

On January 1st, the NYC Commuter Benefits Law went into effect. Consequently, more New Yorkers gained the opportunity to save money on their monthly transit expenses. Under the law, employers with 20 or more full-time, non-union employees are now required to offer a commuter benefits program.

In a commuter benefits program, employees can lower their monthly expenses by using pre-tax income to pay for their commute. On average, it is estimated that New Yorkers save $443 a year by using pre-tax money to pay for the cost of a $116.50 monthly unlimited MetroCard.

In addition to MTA subway and bus fares, pre-tax money can also be used for commuting on the Long Island Rail Road, Metro North, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, eligible ferries, water taxis, vanpools, commuter bus services and Access-A-Ride.

Those interested in learning more about the Commuter Benefits Law can visit an extensive FAQs page on the website of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).

DCA is also hosting a series of open-house trainings to help employers understand their responsibilities under the Commuter Benefits Law. Trainings are at 2:00 p.m. every Thursday from now until June. Visit DCA’s events page for more information on the training series.

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Getting our CHEER on in the snow! 🌨❄🌨 Stop by the Flatiron North Public Plaza today until 4pm to spin our amazing prize wheel full of neighborhood goodness, enjoy free HOT coffee by @taralluccinyc,and grab a tote bag full of district discounts! You can also drop off a donation for our food drive for the @foodbank4nyc!. Be sure to share your photos using #FlatironReflection for the chance to win a sweet daily prize from a neighborhood business! #freecoffee #hotcoffee #taralluccievino #discoverflatiron
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