Connecticut Commuting laws & HR compliance analysis

Connecticut Commuting: What you need to know

The state supports a number of alternatives to commuting alone. . The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) sponsors the Connecticut Commuter Services program, which includes the EasyStreet statewide vanpool program and the NuRide online ridesharing programs.
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ConnDOT's Office of Public Transportation maintains a comprehensive Web center athttp://www.ct.gov/dot or call 860-594-2000 for more information.
Park and ride lots. The state has park and ride lots to facilitate ridesharing and use of public transit For locations, go to http://www.ct.gov/dot.
Larger employers. ConnDOT assists employers with 100 or more employees in one location to establish a commuter trip-to-work program. There are tax incentives to employers that participate in such a program (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 13b-38a).
Tax benefits. The state Commuter Tax Benefit Program allows employees to pay for public transit passes and eligible vanpool fees and for qualified parking with pretax money. Employers can also contribute all or a portion of the commuting costs as a benefit, thus lowering payroll taxes. For more information, including an employers savings calculator, go tohttp://www.commutetaxbenefit.org.
Last reviewed August 2014.

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