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D.C. Could Offer Cash for Walking and Biking to Work

Washington, D.C. already has the highest percentage of commuters in the country walking and biking to work; a new bill aims to provide even more incentives to leave the car at home.
September 23, 2017, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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.

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Published on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Greater Greater Washington
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