For residents and commuters through Maryland, a large number of programs, services, and events exist to help reduce the impact of commuting.
Commuter Choice Maryland is a State of Maryland funded program managed by the Maryland Department of Transportation that provides incentives to encourage people to reduce the impact of their commute. Reducing the number of people commuting also reduces the amount of emissions, congestion, and accidents. The program provides tax incentives for Maryland employers to encourage decreased automobile use for employees and offers a guaranteed ride home for commuters so they are not dependent on a car in case of an emergency.
For more information on the program, check www.commuterchoicemaryland.com. A summary of program benefits and results is available here.
To have a smarter commute, take a look at some of the following alternatives to driving alone:
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Please let us know if you see a vehicle with excessive emissions by clicking here. Excessive emisions usually indicate a problem with the vehicle's powertrain or exhaust system and have negative impacts on air quality and vehicle operation.
Please direct questions of comments concerning this program to Justin Mabrey of the Mobile Sources Control program at (410) 537-3270 or Justin.Mabrey@maryland.gov
Commuter Benefits are transportation fringe
benefits regulated under Section 132(f) of the IRS Code. Currently, federal law
allows for employers to offer employees up to $265 per month as a pre-tax
deduction or tax free subsidy for use on transit, vanpools, and eligible
Maryland employers, including organizations
exempt from taxation under §501(c)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code, may
claim a tax credit for a portion of the eligible costs of providing commuter
benefits to participating employees. The tax credit is 50% of the cost of
providing the commuter benefits such as subsidized transit fare, Company
Guaranteed Ride Home, Vanpool, and Parking Cash Out up to a maximum of $100 per
month for each employee. The tax credit can be taken against the state personal
income tax, corporate income tax, or the insurance premium tax.
Check and see if your workplace offers these
types of programs!
For more information
visit the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Commuter Choice
Maryland website or call
410-865-1100. This line is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230