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 monthly bus passes and lower costs to maintain their automobile through TRIP.
Through TRIP, employers pay at least $4 toward the cost of a Metro Monthly Bus 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:
TRIP is a low-risk employee benefit that is simple to administer.
Employees will enjoy the savings and benefits immediately:
You are also eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program in case of daytime emergencies.
If your employer is currently a TRIP member, signing up is easy. Just contact your Human Resources Dept. or the department designated to handle employee benefits.
*Based on AAA 2004 average cost per mile of 14.1 for gasoline, automobile maintenance and tires. Current average could be higher as a result of higher gasoline prices.Back