Going by transit or train is a great way for commuters to save money as well as wear and tear on their vehicles. And they can use the commute to read or relax.
Employers who accommodate transit find they can expand their labor pool to better recruit workers. They can help employees take advantage of transit by considering whether work hours allow transit use or by using pre-tax purchases of transit passes or RideECO vouchers where these are accepted. Most of the local transit providers below accept RideECO vouchers.
Public transportation services in Adams, Berks, Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Monroe, Schuylkill and York counties are provided by our eight Commuter Services transit partners.
Section 132(f) of the Federal tax code enables employers to offer pre-tax purchase of up to $265 per month in qualified train and transit fares.
RideECO vouchers are offered by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and can be used to buy passes on Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority, Capital Area Transit, Lebanon Transit, rabbittransit, Red Rose Transit, Amtrak, or other services which accept them.
Contact DVRPC at 215-592-1800 or visit www.RideECO.org.
Traveling by Train
For information on traveling on Amtrak, including schedules and fares, click here.
What if I Need to Get Home for an Emergency?
If you use commuting options like transit or the train at least twice a week, the Emergency Ride Home Program provides you with a reimbursement for a ride home in the event of an emergency, for example, if you need to take a taxi. By going to the Emergency Ride Home page, you can sign up online and view information about the program.