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FEDERAL WORKFORCE TRANSPORTATION
Section 1. Mass Transportation and Vanpool Transportation
Fringe Benefit Program. (a) By no later than October 1, 2000, Federal
agencies shall implement a transportation fringe benefit program that
offers qualified Federal employees the option to exclude from taxable
wages and compensation, consistent with section 132 of title 26, United
States Code, employee commuting costs incurred through the use of mass
transportation and vanpools, not to exceed the maximum level allowed
by law (26 U.S.C. 132 (f)(2)). These agency programs shall comply with
the requirements of Internal Revenue Service regulations for qualified
transportation fringe benefits under
(b) Federal agencies are encouraged to use any nonmonetary incentive that the agencies may otherwise offer under any other provision of law or other authority to encourage mass transportation and vanpool use, as provided for in section 7905(b)(2)(C) of title 5, United States Code.
Sec. 2. Federal Agencies in the National Capital Region.
Federal agencies in the National Capital Region shall implement a "transit
pass" transportation fringe benefit program for their
Sec. 3. Nationwide Pilot Program. The Department
of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department
of Energy shall implement a "transit pass" transportation
fringe benefit program, as described in section 2
Sec. 4. Guidance. Federal agencies shall develop plans to implement this order in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Management and Budget. Federal agencies that currently have more generous programs or benefits in place may continue to offer those programs or benefits. Agencies shall absorb the costs of implementing this order within the sums received pursuant to the Presidents FY 2001 budget request to the Congress.
Sec. 5. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to and does not create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any party against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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