Build Support for a Bicycle Commuter Benefit in the U.S. Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives included the Bicycle Commuter Act as a provision in their new infrastructure package because you took action and showed your support. Thank you. Now, we need the Senate to adopt this bill and keep this provision to help put money back in the pockets of Americans choosing to bike to work.
The Bicycle Commuter Act (H.R. 1507), introduced by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), would reinstate the benefit– suspended in 2017– and extend it to include e-bikes and bikeshare memberships, providing riders with a pre-tax benefit of up to $54/month to cover their commuting costs. Just as important, the bill would allow commuters to spend their benefit across modes, meaning they could pay for a bikeshare trip to work and a transit trip home, or any other combination. Incentivizing commuters to start or continue riding a bike to work will give workers a needed financial break and help our national build and work past the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis.
We have a meaningful chance of passing the Bicycle Commuter Act as Congress considers new ways to lift up American workers and fund significant transportation projects as opportunities for economic stimulus. Sign now to show your support!