Jason Pavluchuk

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Public-Transportation Users Can Earn Money By Clicking This Link

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:04 PM

The federal pre-tax transportation benefit is unfair to people who don’t drive to work. If you take public transportation or vanpool, you are eligible for only $130 per month in pre-taxed commuter benefits. But if you drive, you are allowed $250 in pre-tax benefits for parking expenses. Click here by December 31 to let your […]






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Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft Are Great Options, But They Are Not Ridesharing Companies

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:20 PM

People love new transportation technologies like Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft that are allowing them to get on their smartphones to quickly and conveniently hail a ride. But with that ease of use, there are several murky areas that could in the end negatively affect the public. Public and non-profit ridesharing or commuter-services programs all across […]






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Federal Government Shutdown and Transportation: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:05 PM

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the federal government has been shut down. The shutdown comes after the Senate rejected a series of Continuing Resolutions offered by House Republicans which included provisions that would eliminate or delay the start of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Last night around 11:30, the White House sent a memo […]






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Take Action to Keep Transit Benefits Equal to Parking Perks

Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:03 AM

The Senate Finance Committee in Congress has announced that it will reform the tax code by starting with a clean slate. This is important to Mobility Lab readers because the $245 pre-tax benefit for riding public transit is potentially on the chopping block. If that happens, the transit benefit would drop to $125 per month […]






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What Impact Will Secretary Foxx Have on Multi-Modal Transportation?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:29 PM

The hearings to confirm Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next Secretary of Transportation have begun today. And I generally don’t like to put the cart before the horse, but for the sake of this article, let’s assume that the Senate will confirm Mayor Foxx without difficulty. What do we know about Mayor Foxx? […]






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Chairman Shuster – It Has a Familiar Ring

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:53 PM

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), like his father before him, will be the Chairman of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in the 113th Congress. If you have ever driven through the middle of Pennsylvania on I-99, the Bud Shuster Highway, then you have no doubt about this family’s connection to transportation. However, the legacy of the […]






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