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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.  

Check out the new CircleLink signs showing shuttle stop locations. The BlueLink runs every 30 min during operating hours. Use the Trans...

Check out the new CircleLink signs showing shuttle stop locations. The BlueLink runs every 30 min during operating hours. Use the TransLoc rider app for real time shuttle tracking. Visit www.uGOinthecircle.com/shuttle to learn more! #multimodal #shuttle #lastmile #universitycircle #littleitaly #co...

Check out the new CircleLink signs showing shuttle stop locations. The BlueLink runs every 30 min during operating hours. Use the TransLoc rider app for real time shuttle tracking. Visit www.uGOinthecircle.com/shuttle to learn more! #multimodal #shuttle #lastmile #universitycircle #littleitaly #coventry #clevelandheights #uptown #carfree #urbanmobility @coventry_village @universitycircle @clevelandmuseumofart @clegarden @gocmnh @hawkenschool @uptowncle @littleitalycle @clvhtsgov @cimedu @mocacleveland @clestartshere

Sunday, October 13 2019 | 9:45pm

Show your RTA transit pass and get 10% off at @piccadillycreamery! @ridertacleveland partners with local businesses to give discounts ...

Show your RTA transit pass and get 10% off at @piccadillycreamery! @ridertacleveland partners with local businesses to give discounts to people who take transit! Piccadilly is one of several participating businesses in @universitycircle. Look for the new stickers in the windows ๐Ÿ‘€ #transitperks ...

Show your RTA transit pass and get 10% off at @piccadillycreamery! @ridertacleveland partners with local businesses to give discounts to people who take transit! Piccadilly is one of several participating businesses in @universitycircle. Look for the new stickers in the windows ๐Ÿ‘€ #transitperks #igorta #transitoriented #transitfriendly #icecream

Friday, September 20 2019 | 10:25am

Scooters have arrived! These @ridespin scooters are ready for the last mile from RTA bus #10 on E 105th. #multimodal #lastmile #univer...

Scooters have arrived! These @ridespin scooters are ready for the last mile from RTA bus #10 on E 105th. #multimodal #lastmile #universitycircle #connectedcorridors #urbanmobility

Scooters have arrived! These @ridespin scooters are ready for the last mile from RTA bus #10 on E 105th. #multimodal #lastmile #universitycircle #connectedcorridors #urbanmobility

Tuesday, September 10 2019 | 10:48pm

The next time you have a meeting at University Circle Inc., ride your bike! #bikefriendly #bikeracks #bikeparking #biking @universityc...

The next time you have a meeting at University Circle Inc., ride your bike! #bikefriendly #bikeracks #bikeparking #biking @universitycircle @bike_cle

The next time you have a meeting at University Circle Inc., ride your bike! #bikefriendly #bikeracks #bikeparking #biking @universitycircle @bike_cle

Thursday, September 5 2019 | 9:40pm

Scooter demo ๐Ÿ›ด alert! #electric #multimodal #carfree #scootscoot @bird @uptowncle @mocacleveland @clecityplanning

Scooter demo ๐Ÿ›ด alert! #electric #multimodal #carfree #scootscoot @bird @uptowncle @mocacleveland @clecityplanning

Scooter demo ๐Ÿ›ด alert! #electric #multimodal #carfree #scootscoot @bird @uptowncle @mocacleveland @clecityplanning

Monday, August 26 2019 | 9:07pm

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 uGOโ€™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 uGOโ€™s event page. @bike_cle

Wednesday, April 3 2019 | 12:41pm

โœ… stop requested โœ… out of hub Happy Valentineโ€™s Day ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

โœ… stop requested โœ… out of hub Happy Valentineโ€™s Day ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

โœ… stop requested โœ… out of hub Happy Valentineโ€™s Day ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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! ๐Ÿ‘€

@bird sighting! ๐Ÿ‘€

@bird sighting! ๐Ÿ‘€

Friday, August 17 2018 | 10:49am

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 7 2018 | 2:39pm

Bold & bright ๐Ÿ˜

Bold & bright ๐Ÿ˜

Bold & bright ๐Ÿ˜

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. Wouldnโ€™t this be cool in @universitycircle? #futureisnow

May Mobility is piloting level 4 autonomous electric shuttles in Detroit. Wouldnโ€™t this be cool in @universitycircle? #futureisnow

May Mobility is piloting level 4 autonomous electric shuttles in Detroit. Wouldnโ€™t this be cool in @universitycircle? #futureisnow

Wednesday, April 25 2018 | 5:28pm

Canโ€™t wait for @cwru and @clevelandclinic to open the Health Education Campus in Summer 2019. Itโ€™s conveniently located right on @G...

Canโ€™t wait for @cwru and @clevelandclinic to open the Health Education Campus in Summer 2019. Itโ€™s conveniently located right on @GCRTA HealthLine with high frequency transit service to downtown and University Circle. #Innovation #future #developmentgoals #partnership #TOD

Canโ€™t wait for @cwru and @clevelandclinic to open the Health Education Campus in Summer 2019. Itโ€™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

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