Management & Operations

Study: Commuter benefit use prompts switch to transit

Posted on April 29, 2008

Nearly one in five employees signing up for tax-free commuter benefits switches from driving a car to commuting by mass transit to get to work, finds a study conducted by BusinessWeek Research Services (BWRS) and commissioned by TransitCenter Inc., a nonprofit organization providing tax-free transit benefits as a means to promote mass transit use.  


The study also found that 53 percent of employees whose companies don’t currently offer tax-free commuter benefits would participate in a program if it was offered, and among those who reported working at a company offering commuter benefits, 62 percent say they participate in the program. Among employees who signed up for commuter benefits, 41 percent increased their use of mass transit and 46 percent increased their mass transit usage during weekends.  


The study covered 1,048 respondents in Chicago, New York and San Francisco in October 2007. These cities were chosen due to their geographically dispersed markets and high concentration of commuters as identified by the U.S. Census’ 2005 American Community Survey. The survey has a 95 percent confidence level with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Calif.'s SANDAG selects new executive director

Hasan Ikhrata will be responsible for leading a SANDAG staff of approximately 375 people and overseeing a $1.3 billion annual budget.

CTA seeking corporate sponsorships for iconic assets

The Superlative Group was awarded the contract based on its successful track record in monetizing transit agency assets throughout the U.S.

Joing the fundraising reception to help APTF celebrate 30 years

Will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Acme Feed and Seed in conjunction with the APTA Annual Meeting in Nashville.

Former Valley Metro CEO pleads guilty to fraud charge

Stephen Banta, who served as CEO from early 2010, resigned in late 2015.

Metrolink honors memory of those killed, injured in 2008 train crash

Ten years ago, a Metrolink passenger train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train in the Chatsworth area.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation