San Francisco Commuter Ordinance — Sounds Like a Good Idea? Maybe?

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San Francisco has enacted a commuter benefits ordinance requiring all non-governmental employers with 20 or more employees, no matter where located, to provide its San Francisco employees with one of three options in subsidized commuting benefits. The ordinance, which requires compliance by January 19, 2009, is intended to encourage employees to use public transit to reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions but may be complicated to administer and coordinate especially with existing federal tax law Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits.

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