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Program Description

Montgomery County�s Fare Share Program is a commuting benefit that offers employers up to $32.50 per month, per employee, in matching funds if they contribute to their employees� public transportation costs to and from work. The County will match an employer�s contribution by discounting transit fare media - bus and rail passes, tokens, etc. - that it sells to employees. The program is for one year or a maximum subsidy of $20,000, whichever comes first.

Guidelines and Eligibility

  • Fare Share is open to any business or organization located within Montgomery County. All employees are eligible.
  • Employers purchase fare media and/or Metrocheks for their employees through the County�s Fare Media Programs for one year and match an agreed-to contribution.


$40 Metrobus 28-Day Pass
$10 Employer Contribution
$10 County Match
$20 Employee Cost

  • All employees at the work site will be asked to complete a commuter survey at the beginning and at the end of the program.
  • Program may be extended an additional year (dependent upon future funding) if employer documents a 10% increase in the number of employees participating OR employer increases the contribution amount $5 per employee per month.
  • Starting January 1, 2000, employers now receive a Maryland State income tax credit for half their contribution toward employees� commute costs, up to $30 per employee, per month (Commuter Choice Tax Credit-HB 636).
  • New for 2002
    Wheaton and Montgomery Hill Fare Share Program
    Time to Get Your Fare $hare-Montgomery Hills-Wheaton
    Montgomery County wants to help you attract the best employees, give your existing employees a tax-free raise, and help save parking spaces for your customers. Beginning November 15, 2002, companies in Montgomery Hills and the Wheaton Central Business District can get up to $20,000 in transit subsidies for their employees who use the bus, train or vanpool to get to work. Fare $hare is a one-year transit pass program. Montgomery Hills and Wheaton employers could receive over $500 per employee in this program. Call Montgomery County Commuter Services to sign up now for Fare $hare-Montgomery Hills or Fare $hare-Wheaton. Funds are limited, so call Muriel Bowser or Terrie O'Steen today at 301-770-POOL (7665).
A tax benefit for employers � tax free for employees.

Less commuting stress and higher morale for employees.

Valuable recruitment and retention incentives for employers.

Reduced traffic congestion & better quality of life.

Silver Spring Skyline !!!!

Montgomery County County Commuter Services

Join Fare Share and be one of Montgomery County's Smart Movers!


For more information, call (301) 770 � POOL (7665)


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