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$240 a year for bike commuters

Contact your senators,

On 21 May 08, just before the Memorial Day recess, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 6049, the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008. It includes a $20 per month transportation fringe benefit for bike commuters to cover the costs of commuting.

The Senate finance committee is expected to take up the measure the week of 2nd June. The League of American Bicyclists is asking those senators who previously co-sponsored S. 858, The Bicycle Commuters Benefit Act 2007, to support a joint letter, being distributed by Senator Ron Wyden, to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Finance Committee asking them to adopt the House provision.

Please take a moment to click here to contact your senators and urge them to support the joint letter.

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