Support restoring tax deductibility for commuter transportation benefits

Following the successful Hill Day in Washington, DC in September, ACT has been working with staff for Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) to draft and introduce a bill to restore tax deductibility for commuter transportation benefits. This bill provides a significant financial incentive for employers to offer transportation benefits to employees by ensuring at least some portion of the cost of the benefits is eligible to be claimed as a tax credit. This bill partially restores the tax credit that was eliminated in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Staff for Rep. Auchincloss is prepared to introduce the bill, but they would like to secure a few more Republican co-sponsors first. Congressman Auchincloss has asked ACT to help in this effort and has suggested targeting the following Republican offices: Reps. John Duarte (R-CA), Mike Garcia (R-CA), Michael Lawler (R-NY), and Andrew Garbarino (R-NY). Building strong, bipartisan support for this bill will increase the chances it is passed or included in a larger tax package, thus providing a greater incentive for individuals to choose other forms of transportation apart from personal vehicles.

Visit the link below for a draft email template ACT members in Congressional districts represented by Republicans can send to their Member of Congress urging the Representatives to co-sponsor Rep. Auchincloss’ bill. ACT recommends sending the letter to the Member’s staff via email to ensure it is delivered in a timely manner.

If you need assistance locating the contact email for the appropriate staffer for your Member of Congress, please reach out to ACT’s government affairs consultants, Ben Odendahl ( or Brett Garson (

Click here to download the template