Seattle Ordinance Action Center
On October 1, 2019, the Seattle City Council Unanimously passed a transit benefit ordinance that applies to employers with 20 or more employees. The ordinance as passed will not take effect until Jan 1, 2020 and excludes tax-exempt organizations.
The Coalition for Smarter Transportation wants to congratulate the City of Seattle for making such a smart policy decision. Transit benefits are a win-win for employers, commuters, and the city. This policy will increase transit ridership, reduce congestion, and improve air quality while also providing employers payroll tax benefits.
CoaST wants to especially thank Councilman Mike O’Brien and his staff for spearheading this effort as well as Commute Seattle for helping to shepard this effort forward. CoaST is working to implement similair policies accross the nation and we hope that other Cities will be inspired by the Seattle’s action.
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