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Save money on your transit pass with Commuter Advantage! Regular transit riders can purchase their monthly RTA pass pre-tax provided that their employer is enrolled in RTA’s Commuter Advantage program. 

How it works for employees

First, find out if your employer is enrolled in Commuter Advantage. If they are, contact your HR department and let them know you’re interested in purchasing your monthly RTA transit pass pre-tax. Next, you’ll fill out a one-time form. RTA will then deliver your pass right to your office. The $95 monthly cost of the pass will automatically be deducted from your paycheck. You’ll save on FICA, federal and state income taxes. In addition to not having to worry about purchasing fare cards, you’ll be automatically enrolled in RTA’s Guaranteed Ride Home program. This program provides reimbursement for your taxi, Lyft or Uber ride (up to $35) if you stay late or need to leave work unexpectedly up to four times per year.

If your employer is not currently participating, ask your boss or human resources director to sign up. Enrolling saves you and your organization money! 


Employers Currently Participating:

  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • University Circle Inc. 
  • Institute of Music
  • Judson Retirement Community
  • Cleveland Sight Center
  • Cleveland Public Library
  • Ambleside Towers
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Starbucks
  • Huntington Bank
  • Key Bank
  • PNC Bank

How it works for employers

Join the over 700 companies in Greater Cleveland currently participating in Commuter Advantage. For every dollar saved by an employee, their employer's FICA, federal, and state income taxes are reduced. Click here to learn more about the program. Contact RTA’s Sales Director, Jim Frick, to enroll today.  

Thank you @cityofcleveland for a safer crossing at Martin Luther King Jr Drive & Jeptha Drive. Much better for bike + ped connections t...

Thank you @cityofcleveland for a safer crossing at Martin Luther King Jr Drive & Jeptha Drive. Much better for bike + ped connections to @clevelandmuseumofart, @clegarden and @gocmnh from the Lakes to Lake Trail, Rockefeller Park and E 105. #walkablecity #safestreets #doanbrookwatershed

Thank you @cityofcleveland for a safer crossing at Martin Luther King Jr Drive & Jeptha Drive. Much better for bike + ped connections to @clevelandmuseumofart, @clegarden and @gocmnh from the Lakes to Lake Trail, Rockefeller Park and E 105. #walkablecity #safestreets #doanbrookwatershed

Monday, June 10 2019 | 5:58pm

In celebration of bike month, we are SUPER excited about this FREE bike education class on May 6th at 5pm with @bike_cle. Participants ...

In celebration of bike month, we are SUPER excited about this FREE bike education class on May 6th at 5pm with @bike_cle. Participants are encouraged to join the @slowrollcleveland community bike ride, departing from Wade Oval immediately following. Space is limited to register today! #confidentcycl...

In celebration of bike month, we are SUPER excited about this FREE bike education class on May 6th at 5pm with @bike_cle. Participants are encouraged to join the @slowrollcleveland community bike ride, departing from Wade Oval immediately following. Space is limited to register today! #confidentcycling #bike101 #beginnerfriendly Visit www.uGOinthecircle.com/events and find the Eventbrite link to register.

Tuesday, April 23 2019 | 2:41pm

May kicks off the beginning of bike season! Thanks to everyone who responded to our bike month poll. Stay tuned for more updates on bik...

May kicks off the beginning of bike season! Thanks to everyone who responded to our bike month poll. Stay tuned for more updates on bike events in @universitycircle this May on uGO’s event page. @bike_cle

May kicks off the beginning of bike season! Thanks to everyone who responded to our bike month poll. Stay tuned for more updates on bike events in @universitycircle this May on uGO’s event page. @bike_cle

Wednesday, April 3 2019 | 12:41pm

✅ stop requested ✅ out of hub Happy Valentine’s Day 💕💕💕

✅ stop requested ✅ out of hub Happy Valentine’s Day 💕💕💕

✅ stop requested ✅ out of hub Happy Valentine’s Day 💕💕💕

Thursday, February 14 2019 | 1:00pm

Mayfield at Circle.

Mayfield at Circle.

Mayfield at Circle.

Wednesday, February 13 2019 | 5:03pm

Like a goat on a snow covered mountainside! #wintercommute #walkabilityhacks #yaktracks #pleaseclearyoursidewalks

Like a goat on a snow covered mountainside! #wintercommute #walkabilityhacks #yaktracks #pleaseclearyoursidewalks

Like a goat on a snow covered mountainside! #wintercommute #walkabilityhacks #yaktracks #pleaseclearyoursidewalks

Tuesday, January 22 2019 | 11:57am

*On the importance of marking crosswalks.* What a driver sees (top picture) versus what a pedestrian sees (bottom picture).

*On the importance of marking crosswalks.* What a driver sees (top picture) versus what a pedestrian sees (bottom picture).

*On the importance of marking crosswalks.* What a driver sees (top picture) versus what a pedestrian sees (bottom picture).

Friday, December 28 2018 | 10:40am

@bird sighting! 👀

@bird sighting! 👀

@bird sighting! 👀

Friday, August 17 2018 | 10:49am

Company bike fleet ✅ employee showers ✅ @uhbikes corporate sponsorship ✅ monthly cash out for alternative commuters ✅ congratul...

Company bike fleet ✅ employee showers ✅ @uhbikes corporate sponsorship ✅ monthly cash out for alternative commuters ✅ congratulations to @universitycircle for the #BikeFriendlyBusiness silver-level designation! #uGObybike #TDM #bicyclefriendly @BikeLeague

Company bike fleet ✅ employee showers ✅ @uhbikes corporate sponsorship ✅ monthly cash out for alternative commuters ✅ congratulations to @universitycircle for the #BikeFriendlyBusiness silver-level designation! #uGObybike #TDM #bicyclefriendly @BikeLeague

Tuesday, August 7 2018 | 2:39pm

Bold & bright 😍

Bold & bright 😍

Bold & bright 😍

Tuesday, July 24 2018 | 3:12pm

Centric is going to add 270+ units adjacent to the @ridertacleveland Little Italy rapid station and provide indoor bike storage for res...

Centric is going to add 270+ units adjacent to the @ridertacleveland Little Italy rapid station and provide indoor bike storage for residents. Opening in August 2018! @bike_cle #transitoriented #urban #livenearwork #multimodal

Centric is going to add 270+ units adjacent to the @ridertacleveland Little Italy rapid station and provide indoor bike storage for residents. Opening in August 2018! @bike_cle #transitoriented #urban #livenearwork #multimodal

Tuesday, May 15 2018 | 8:48am

May Mobility is piloting level 4 autonomous electric shuttles in Detroit. Wouldn’t this be cool in @universitycircle? #futureisnow

May Mobility is piloting level 4 autonomous electric shuttles in Detroit. Wouldn’t this be cool in @universitycircle? #futureisnow

May Mobility is piloting level 4 autonomous electric shuttles in Detroit. Wouldn’t this be cool in @universitycircle? #futureisnow

Wednesday, April 25 2018 | 5:28pm

Can’t wait for @cwru and @clevelandclinic to open the Health Education Campus in Summer 2019. It’s conveniently located right on @G...

Can’t wait for @cwru and @clevelandclinic to open the Health Education Campus in Summer 2019. It’s conveniently located right on @GCRTA HealthLine with high frequency transit service to downtown and University Circle. #Innovation #future #developmentgoals #partnership #TOD

Can’t wait for @cwru and @clevelandclinic to open the Health Education Campus in Summer 2019. It’s conveniently located right on @GCRTA HealthLine with high frequency transit service to downtown and University Circle. #Innovation #future #developmentgoals #partnership #TOD

Tuesday, February 20 2018 | 3:36pm

Log your carpool trips on Gohio Commute between Feb 1-14 (with or without your Valentine 😉) for a chance to win a $100 restaurant gi...

Log your carpool trips on Gohio Commute between Feb 1-14 (with or without your Valentine 😉) for a chance to win a $100 restaurant gift card!

Log your carpool trips on Gohio Commute between Feb 1-14 (with or without your Valentine 😉) for a chance to win a $100 restaurant gift card!

Monday, January 29 2018 | 3:14pm

Tomorrow is a great day to leave your car buried in snow and take @GCRTA to work. Check out your options http://ow.ly/C7OE30hsdhJ

Tomorrow is a great day to leave your car buried in snow and take @GCRTA to work. Check out your options http://ow.ly/C7OE30hsdhJ

Tomorrow is a great day to leave your car buried in snow and take @GCRTA to work. Check out your options http://ow.ly/C7OE30hsdhJ

Wednesday, December 27 2017 | 2:38pm

On the 2nd day of #HolidayCircleFest, my true love gave to me, 3 types of shuttles, 2 🐴 drawn carriages and @UHBikes to get from A t...

On the 2nd day of #HolidayCircleFest, my true love gave to me, 3 types of shuttles, 2 🐴 drawn carriages and @UHBikes to get from A to B ❄️

On the 2nd day of #HolidayCircleFest, my true love gave to me, 3 types of shuttles, 2 🐴 drawn carriages and @UHBikes to get from A to B ❄️

Sunday, December 3 2017 | 1:51pm

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Tuesday, November 21 2017 | 9:12am

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