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Federal worker transit benefit may drop to $130 without Congressional action

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(WJLA) - Federal workers in the D.C. metro area are once again facing the possibility of having to pay more out-of-pocket to commute to and from work, Federal News Radio says.

Congress must act by the end of the calendar year to maintain the current level of subsidy that the government provides its employees to take mass transit to work. If it doesn't, that subsidy will decrease by nearly 47 percent.

Federal employees are currently provided a $245-per-month subsidy to take buses or trains to work. That subsidy is set to expire by Jan. 1, and if it does, Federal News Radio says that the benefit will drop to $130.

The government has precious few work days to pass one of several bills that have been introduced that would maintain the current funding.

READ MORE at federalnewsradio.com.

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