Effective 1/1/2016, the District of Columbia Employer Transit Benefit Ordinance will require employers with 20+ employees working in the District of Columbia to offer one of the following pre-tax transit benefits:

  1. An employee-paid pre-tax transit benefit;
  2. An employer-paid program whereby the employer provides a transit pass or reimbursement for vanpool of bicycling costs; or
  3. Employer provided transportation at no cost to the covered employee in a vanpool or bus operated by and for the employer.


Action Item
Employers should first determine whether the organization is subject to the District of Columbia Employer Transit Benefits Ordinance. If the law applies to your organization, review your current commuter benefits offering and ensure that you are ready to comply with the new law by 1/1/2016.


More Information
For additional information, please visit the goDCgo Commuter Benefits website. Employers may also sign up here to receive the goDCgo employer newsletter updates.


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Bonnie Mangels – Bonnie is the Corporate Counsel and Senior Compliance Manager for Sequoia. When not inundated in paperwork and legal briefs, her interests include arts and crafts, bunnies, and the Bay Area.