Montgomery County's Fare Share Program
is a commuting benefit that offers employers up to $32.50 per month, per
employee, in matching funds if they contribute to their employees' public
transportation costs to and from work. The County will match an employer's
contribution by discounting transit fare media - bus and rail passes, tokens,
etc. - that it sells to employees. The program is for one year or a maximum
subsidy of $20,000, whichever comes first.
Guidelines and Eligibility
Fare Share is open to any business or organization
located within Montgomery County. All employees are eligible.
Employers purchase fare media and/or Metrocheks
for their employees through the County's Fare Media Programs for one year
and match an agreed-to contribution.
Metrobus 28-Day Pass
|| Employer Contribution
|| County Match
A tax benefit for employers
- tax free for employees.
All employees at the work site will be
asked to complete a commuter survey at the beginning and at the end of
Program may be extended an additional year
(dependent upon future funding) if employer documents a 10% increase in
the number of employees participating OR employer increases the contribution
amount $5 per employee per month.
Starting January 1, 2000, employers now
receive a Maryland State income tax credit for half their contribution
toward employees' commute costs, up to $30 per employee, per month (Commuter
Choice Tax Credit-HB 636).
New for 2002
Montgomery Hill Fare Share Program
Time to Get Your Fare $hare-Montgomery Hills-Wheaton
Montgomery County wants to help you attract the best employees,
give your existing employees a tax-free raise, and help save
parking spaces for your customers. Beginning November 15,
2002, companies in Montgomery Hills and the Wheaton Central
Business District can get up to $20,000 in transit subsidies
for their employees who use the bus, train or vanpool to get
to work. Fare $hare is a one-year transit pass program. Montgomery Hills and
Wheaton employers could receive over $500 per employee in this program. Call Montgomery County Commuter Services to sign up now for Fare $hare-Montgomery
Hills or Fare $hare-Wheaton.
Funds are limited, so call Muriel Bowser or Terrie O'Steen
today at 301-770-POOL (7665).
Less commuting stress and higher
morale for employees.
Valuable recruitment and retention
incentives for employers.
Reduced traffic congestion &
better quality of life.
Montgomery County County Commuter Services
For more information, call (301)
770 - POOL (7665)