Department of Transportation

Get rid of the PTSP

The Public Transportation Subsidy Program is a good idea in that it encourages employees to use public transportation. However, most of the employees that use it would use public transportation regardless of whether or not they received the subsidy. Right now employees who use public transportation are eligible to receive up to $230 per month, tax-free, to use public transportation. If these employees would use public transportation even if they had to pay out of their own pockets, why are the taxpayers (including those who cannot use public transportation) subsidizing this program? The PTSP is an expense we can ill afford, so it needs to be stopped.

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Idea No. 2007