Executive Order 13150
FEDERAL WORKFORCE TRANSPORTATION
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
April 21, 2000
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States of America, including the Transportation
Equity Act for the 21st Century (Public Law 105-178), section 1911 of
the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486), section 531(a)(1) of
the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 (26 U.S.C. 132), and the Federal
Employees Clean Air Incentives Act (Public Law 103-172), and in order to
reduce Federal employees' contribution to traffic congestion and air
pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives, it is hereby
ordered as follows:
Section 1. Mass Transportation and Vanpool Transportation Fringe
(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 section 1.132-9 of title 26, Code
of Federal Regulations, and other guidance.
(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
Sec. 2. Federal Agencies in the National Capital Region.
agencies in the National Capital Region shall implement a "transit pass"
transportation fringe benefit program for their qualified Federal
employees by no later than October 1, 2000. Under this program,
agencies shall provide their qualified Federal employees, in addition to
current compensation, transit passes as defined in section 132(f)(5) of
title 26, United States Code, in amounts approximately equal to employee
commuting costs, not to exceed the maximum level allowed by law (26
U.S.C. 132(f)(2)). The National Capital Region is defined as the
District of Columbia; Montgomery, Prince George's, and Frederick
Counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William
Counties in Virginia; and all cities now or hereafter existing in
Maryland or Virginia within the geographic area bounded by the outer
boundaries of the combined area of said counties.
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 of this order, for all of their
qualified Federal employees as a 3 year pilot program by no later than
October 1, 2000. Before determining whether the program should be
extended to other Federal employees nationwide, it shall be analyzed by
an entity determined by the agencies identified in section 4 of this
order to ascertain, among other things, if it is effective in reducing
single occupancy vehicle travel and local area traffic congestion.
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 President's 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
THE WHITE HOUSE,
April 21, 2000.