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D.C. Could Offer Cash for Walking and Biking to Work
Susan Balding reports on a proposed ordinance in Washington, D.C. that will shift commuting incentives away from driving. "A proposed bill called 'parking cash-out' could give employees the chance to trade in their parking space for extra cash and encourage drivers to explore other commuting options," writes Balding.
The "Transportation Benefits Equity Act," as the bill is called, "would require employers of a certain size that already provide their employees with subsidized parking to give their employees the option to trade in that benefit for cash."
Balding provides more detail on the proposed law, which will get a hearing with the D.C. Council on September 25, 2017.