*NuRide for the NuYear – The Results Are In!
The Junction TMO’s NuRide for the NuYear promotion was a huge success. Almost forty employees logged in, and participation in NuRide is expanding quickly. Congratulations to Sheetal Pai, the winner of the $100 gift card!
Good news from the “Fiscal Cliff”:
Transportation Benefit Increases to $245 for 2013
The tax-free commuter transportation fringe benefit has been increased from $125/mo to $245/mo for qualified transit and vanpool fares for 2013! As a result of the efforts of commuter services advocates, Congress included the benefit increase in the “fiscal cliff” bill that became law on January 1. Bicycle commuters will continue to be eligible for up $20/mo for pre-tax qualified expenses related to bike commuting. Details about how employers can save money by offering this benefit to employees may be found HERE.
MassDOT Unveils New Financing Proposal – “The Way Forward:
A 21st Century Transportation Plan”
This long-awaited plan addresses ways to bridge the gap between transportation resources and infrastructure needs throughout Massachusetts. The plan also prioritizes investments in our future transportation system that aim to strengthen our economy and improve the quality of life for the citizens of the Commonwealth. Click Here for a synopsis and a link to the full plan.
The MBTA Now Offers Mobile Phone Ticketing
With a new MBTA mTicket application, customers can purchase tickets in seconds via their smartphone. Once tickets are purchased, they will be stored digitally in their application’s ‘ticket wallet’ on the phone. With this new application, customers don’t have to worry about losing their ticket. If a smartphone is lost or replaced, tickets can be transferred effortlessly at any MBTA customer service location. Click here for more information.