Friday, October 03, 2008

"Tax Break" For Bike Commuters Passes

From the League of American Bicyclists:

Bicycle Commuter Tax Provision Passes House and Senate (10.03.08) After seven long years, the bicycle commuter tax provision has finally passed both the House and Senate as part of the financial bailout package. President Bush said that he would quickly sign the $700 billion bailout bill. Thanks to all of you around the country who have contacted your congressional leaders over the years, and also thanks to Congressman Blumenauer and Senator Wyden for their continued insistence on having this benefit provided to bicycling Americans. Keep checking back here as we work on the implementation process.

Bill was signed into law by President Bush at 2:48 PM.


Anonymous said...

This is very awesome! Maybe now I can get some nice lights on my bike for working late!

Travis said...

From what I've read, this applies only for federal employees.

Yay for this being a good start, boo for tacking it onto the bailout.