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Legislature Passes NFTA MetroPerk Resolution

ERIE COUNTY, NYToday a Resolution on the NFTA Pre-Tax MetroPerk Program, sponsored by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District) was unanimously passed in the Legislature’s Government Affairs Committee.

 “Efficient and inexpensive commutes are a hallmark of sustainable cities, with the recent surge in growth and revitalization in our local economy, improving access and affordability to mass transit is the first step” said Burke. “Moreover increasing ridership is a key element in improving our public transportation services and the MetroPerk program gives us that opportunity.”

MetroPerk is a pre-tax benefit for people utilizing public transit. Employees save 30% by reducing their taxable income and employers reduce payroll taxes. This mutually beneficial program saves participants money, as well as employers, with every $1000 reduction employers save $76 in FICA, along Social Security and other savings. This resolution encourages the Erie County Department of Personnel to subscribe to the NFTA’s