Commuter Checks – A Brilliant Way to Help Employees Deal with High Gas Prices

communterchack.gifWith high gas prices taking a bite out of people’s wallets, transit and other car-alternatives are on on the rise in popularity. A great way to make transit easier and save employees money is to sign up for Commuter Check. This brilliant service allows employers to pay out as much as $105 tax-free per month to employees for use on transit systems, van pools and similar services. In other words, by not spending a dime, a company can give its employees what amounts to a 20-35% discount on the price of a monthly transit pass, or they can just give them out as bonus pay.
That’s a lot of money in some people’s pockets, and everyone wins! The service is available in select cities in the US, but with a little preasure, it’s likely to availble elsewhere soon.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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