2019 commuter benefits monthly limit increased from $260 to $265

For tax year 2019, the monthly limitation for the qualified transportation fringe benefit is $265, as is the monthly limitation for qualified parking, up from $260 for tax year 2018. Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits includes transit passes and vanpooling expenses. Qualified parking is parking employers provide to its employees on or near your business premises. It includes parking on or near the location from which your employees commute to work using mass transit, commuter highway vehicles, or carpools. It doesn’t…

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Pre and Post Federal Holiday Slug Lines

For the past few long weekends and this holiday season, we keep getting the same question over and over again! Will slugs be there at the pickup location? Will drivers stop to pick up slugs? What is the backup for riders who get stranded? Aggregation and volume are key for successful sluglines. Commuters doubt slugging during pre and post federal holiday due to the low number of drivers and riders spread across all pickup locations. To achieve the optimal number…

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Broken Down Vehicle

Adventures in Slugging!

It was a yet another day at the Staffordboro slug lot; Marcia was waiting in line for her turn. She was glad to hear a driver call for the Pentagon riders. She hopped in, followed by another rider who got in with her. They navigated the traffic to get on the HOT lanes. Five minutes into the ride, the truck’s transmission slipped causing a jerking action while accelerating. Driver alerted the riders that his vehicle may have transmission issue and…

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About 30 agencies in DC can issue ticket for parking or moving violation

Last week one of our slugs mentioned that Federal Protective Service showed up at the L’Enfant Plaza slug pickup location and asked drivers to move the vehicles and warned them they should not be picking up slugs anymore. So we took the issue to the DDoT today and found that there are several agencies that has authority to ticket vehicles. The DDoT representatives mentioned that they do not have jurisdictions over some curb spaces and they have to look into…

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New Slug lines at the Staffordboro commuter lot

New Sluglines from Staffordboro Commuter Lot to Rosslyn and DC

More than 500 commuters slug form Staffordboro commuter lot between 5:00 AM and 7:00 AM. It is time to split the line when we have more than 30 riders in the line and 10 cars waiting to load passengers at the same time, and the riders can’t hear the driver’s location. Similar changes were made at the Horner road in early 2000’s, now we have 1500 commuters using 6 separate lines. At Staffordboro commuter lot, Slug lines are kept close…

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