This is an excerpt from an article by Colin Durrant posted in the Harvard Gazette on January 7, 2013.
Commuting to work at Harvard just got a little easier thanks to two new initiatives being rolled out by the CommuterChoice Program this winter. The expanded benefits will offer bicyclists tax-free reimbursements for bike-related expenses, including purchase and repair, and will provide Emergency Ride Home services to faculty and staff commuters who do not travel by car.
Employees will be eligible for reimbursement of the costs of bicycle purchase, improvement, repair, and bicycle storage at a tax-free rate of up to $20 per month with a maximum of $240 per year. The reimbursement will come from the University directly.
“We’re frequently looking at ways to improve our services to faculty and staff commuters, adding choices which promote safe, healthy, and sustainable commuting options for traveling to and from campus,” said John Nolan, director of transportation services within Harvard Campus Services.
Learn more about the program and read the full article published in the Harvard Gazette.
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