Employer Pass Discounts
You and your employer can save on commuting costs through the Transit Riders’ Incentive Plan or “TRIP.” More than 150 employers offer this valuable tax-free, tax deductible transit benefit to their employees. TRIP member employers save as much as $100 per employee on yearly payroll taxes. Likewise, employees are enjoying the pre-tax savings, discounted 31-Day passes and lower costs to maintain their automobile through TRIP.
How TRIP Works
Through TRIP, employers pay at least $4 toward the cost of a Metro 31-Day Pass; many pay more. KCATA matches the $4, so that the minimum employee discount is $8. And that’s just the beginning.
When you, as an employer, enroll in the TRIP program, you:
- Save up to $100 per employee per year in payroll taxes. (Federal legislation allows employers to receive a tax deduction if you sponsor a transit benefit program such as TRIP.)
- Improve employee recruitment and retention by offering employees discounts on already low-cost bus passes.
- Enhance the benefits package you already offer, without increasing overall costs.
- Help reduce employees’ commuting costs such as gasoline, maintenance and parking fees.
- Show your support for creating sustainable communities.
Employees will enjoy the savings and benefits immediately:
- Your 31-day pass will automatically cost you at least $8 less.
- When you pay for your pass through payroll deduction, that amount is exempt from payroll taxes. The maximum tax-free discount is $230 per month.
- Your commuting cost is lowered by at least *$650 a year.
- Enjoy the convenience of buying your pass at work.