‘Open’ Season For Commuters

It is that time of year again.

The chill is in the air, the frost is on the lawn, blown up Santas and snowmen dot the lawns and, yes, it is Open Enrollment season at work.

My company allows us to put away $240 a month, pre-tax, to cover parking expenses, but just $125 a month for transit costs. Apparently this is dictated by the government, and not the choice of individual employers.

I think it sends a weird message and, one would think, compels people to drive into the city each day, clogging the highways, creating pollution, blah blah blah, Al Gore, blah blah, Priuses, hug a tree, crank up the Dave Matthews and save the earth.

Oh well. Maybe it will free up some seats on the train next year.

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