On January 1, the commuter pre-tax benefit will go up to $240 for drivers, which is a $10 cost of living increase, but will get slashed from $230 to $125 for transit users.
For SEPTA users, this impacts anyone who uses purchases a Zone 2, 3, 4 or Anywhere Trailpass through Transitcheck. Why didn’t Congress protect the needs of 2.7 million transit useres? Because they were too busy with partisan politics over the payroll tax issue.
So instead, many SEPTA riders will receive a tax increase in 2012.