AFGE Local 2113 - Transit Subsidy
Governing tax law (sec. 132(f) - excludable limit is now $100/month)
Clinton orders Mass Transit fringe benefit
NavAir Transit Subsidy Survey
Mass Trasit Fringe Benefit Program website (Most of the definitive stuff is here.)
Lynx (Metro-Orlando Bus system)
UCF Shuttle (Free;
Routes 5 and 9 have stops at the Research Pavilion, P2, and the UCF parking lot
NW of the water tower and steam plant (about 15-minute walk from Lynx stop,
which is immediately south of the WestSide parking garage and west of the Education
building. UCF Map)
UCF Shuttles run every 15-30 minutes 0700-1000 but do not appear to be on
a fixed schedule and do not run during school breaks.)
NAWCTSD's TIP page (Corp website - TravelInfo - TIP)
"But I need to have a car at work so I can take a sick kid from school to
the doctor on a moment's notice," you might say. Have you considered
driving to work on Monday, leaving the car there, riding the bus during
the week, and driving home on Friday? (If you do this, though, please notify
our security folks so they'll know whose car that is in the parking lot at
night and why it's there.) If you participate in a vanpool, the van can be
used for personal errands as long as personal use is limited to 20% of the
total mileage. Participants in Lynx vanpools also get 4 vouchers per year
for free rides home via taxi.
One person's experience riding the bus in Orlando
Van Pools can be especially good deals for persons who commute a long
distance to work. Not only can the van-pool membership cost less than gas
(not to mention other vehicle maintenance expenses), but van-pool costs for
commuting are reimbursable up to $100/month under this program, and tax-free,
whereas POV expenses are not. Lynx provides vans for such pools and a service
to put groups together to use them. To learn more,
call Lynx or check their website.
In order for a van pool to work, it is essential that they be punctual.
Riders must not have to wait long past the scheduled pickup times (wondering
if the van will come or has already come and gone), and the van must not be
expected to wait for a rider who is not at the pickup point at the agreed
time. It is not necessary for all riders in a pool to start from the same
location. It is only necessary that they at least live (or can board/depart)
at pickup points somewhere along the route (as agreed by the pool members).
Likewise, the van need not end at a single location but could drop riders at
different places of employment along the route. When all riders do not board
or depart at the same location, it is essential that riders from/to the most
distant stops be very reliable riders, and it is better if there is more than
one rider for the extremeties of the route. If there is only one rider boarding
at the start of the route, then that rider must be extremely reliable and
consistent. Everyone else depends on him. Whenever he is sick, or on leave
or travel, or not riding for any reason, some shuffling of the van will be necessary.
By IRS rules, at least 80% of van mileage must be used exclusively for commuting
to and from work. Up to 20% may be used for personal purposes.
The following van pools are either already running to NAWCTSD or are seeking more riders so they can start running. Unless noted otherwise, all arrive at NAWCTSD at 0700 and depart at 1630 Mon-Th and 0700-1530 on all Fridays (that aren't holidays).
Deltona: departs from Skip's boots at 0700; travels down Route 415, to Route 46 east, to Route 426 and through UCF; arrives at NAWCTSD at 0800; departs NAWCTSD at 1730; returns to Deltona about 1800. Contact: Peggy (x8341).
North Orlando: Contact: William Aman (@peostri, x8125).
South Orlando: departs Lake Hart Publix 0620; 528 Park&Ride 0630; arrives NAWCTSD 0700 M-F. Departs NAWCSTD 1630. Contact: Gary (x4972).
Southeast Orlando: Contact Gary (x4972).
Southwest Orlando: Contact Mona (x8446).
West Orlando: departs Carter Tabernacle Church (John Young & E/W, SW) 0630; Bumby & E/W Expwy 0640. Contact: Lovie (x8313) or Roger (x4593). (If you miss the homebound van and you are out of taxi vouchers, you can probably get back to your starting point using various combinations of Lynx buses# 13(UCF->Downtown via University), 30(UCF->E.Valencia & W.Valencia via Alafaya & SR 50), 15(E.Valencia->Downtown), 25 or 54(Downtown->W.Oaks), 53(W.Oaks->Tildenville), 204(express Downtown->Clermont), (maps and schedules at http://www.golynx.com/). There are also a number of NAWCTSD employees who normally head that way around 1700-1800.)
Southeast Volutia County: Contact Dennis (x4739).
Edgewater, Titusville, Wedgefield: (East SR 50). departs Edgewater (I-95S), Titusville (Cracker Barrel, 0605), 50W to Wedgefield, NAVAIR (0645). departs NAWCTSD NLT 1630. Contact Raelene (x8946).
Suntree, Cocoa: departs Winn Dixie, Wickham Rd, Suntree at 0550 and McDonalds, 95 & 520, Cocoa at 0610. Contact: Rachel (x8205) or James (x4771).
(If any of these contact numbers don't work, please report this to Roger Werner.)
This page was last updated on July 11, 2007.