Benefits Program at your worksite
07/21/09, the City Council of Richmond unanimously approved a Commuter
Benefits Ordinance, which goes into effect 08/21/09, thirty (30) days
following this date.
Businesses will have
120 days to enroll in this program. Workshops will be held in September
and October, look for announcements.
Under the proposed program, employers with 10 or more employees must
offer employees one of three commuter benefit programs: (1) pre-tax
election, (2) employer paid benefit, or (3) employer provided transit.
Each program will lower employer's tax burden by lowering taxable
payroll, and will provide a financial incentive for employees to commute
via public transportation, vanpool, or bicycle, all of which reduce
vehicle miles traveled, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.
View a complete copy of the ordinance
Linda Young, Transportation Demand Management Program
Manager from West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC)
and 511 Contra Costa will gladly
answer any questions you have regarding how to setup and administer this
program. Her information is as follows:
Phone: (510) 215-3008
Fax: (510) 235-7059
13831 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo, CA 94806