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Jason Pavluchuk

Jason Pavluchuk

Jason is a transportation expert for Pavluchuk & Associates and lobbyist for the Association for Commuter Transportation.
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Transportation Bill Misses Boat on Most Exciting Aspects of Industry

From the fast-moving on-demand economy to increases in non-auto trips for Americans, one would think Congress would be trying to at least keep up with the latest trends in transportation. But when the U.S. House of Representatives likely passes its bipartisan, $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 this week, it appears… Read more »

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Public-Transportation Users Can Earn Money By Clicking This Link

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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Federal Government Shutdown and Transportation: What You Need to Know

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… Read more »

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Take Action to Keep Transit Benefits Equal to Parking Perks

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… Read more »

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Chairman Shuster – It Has a Familiar Ring

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… Read more »