Boosting Your Commuting Benefits
Free Trial Ride Offer
ConnDOT is offering commuters a free trial ride to work on state-subsidized buses and existing Easy Street® vanpool routes with available seats. The free trial ride consists of a 10-trip bus pass or a free week using an Easy Street® vanpool. This offer is only available to commuters who do not currently use either the bus or an Easy Street® vanpool for their commute to work.
Guaranteed Ride Program
When illness or a personal emergency make it necessary to leave work early, the Guaranteed Ride Program provides free transportation to Easy Street® van riders, Express Bus and Shore Line East commuters who purchase a 31-Day or Monthly Pass.
Park & Ride Lots
Connecticut maintains hundreds of Park & Ride lots conveniently located throughout the state. These are FREE to use for daily parking for trips to and from work. Catch a bus, connect with a carpool or vanpool at a commuter lot and give yourself an easier commute!
Commuter Tax Benefits
Federal tax law allows substantial tax savings for commuters who travel to work by train, bus or vanpool. An employer sets up a program (a CTrides representative can help with this), that allows an employee to set aside up to $245 per month of his/her salary before taxes to pay for transit, vanpool fares or qualified parking. Tax savings can be up to $2940 a year - just for traveling to work!
To find out more about these great benefits, visit www.commutertaxbenefit.org or
please contact a CTrides Representative: