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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.  

@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

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

Where do uGO by bike? Reply with your suggestions for new rack locations in Uptown! @bike_cle

Where do uGO by bike? Reply with your suggestions for new rack locations in Uptown! @bike_cle

Where do uGO by bike? Reply with your suggestions for new rack locations in Uptown! @bike_cle

Thursday, November 9 2017 | 11:10am

Ride in style, park in style 🍎& check out ugointhecircle.com to find high capacity bike parking near your top UC destinations!

Ride in style, park in style 🍎& check out ugointhecircle.com to find high capacity bike parking near your top UC destinations!

Ride in style, park in style 🍎& check out ugointhecircle.com to find high capacity bike parking near your top UC destinations!

Thursday, October 26 2017 | 3:00pm

I spy three BlueLink stops co-located with RTA stops in beautiful #Coventry @clevelandheightsohio @universitycircle

I spy three BlueLink stops co-located with RTA stops in beautiful #Coventry @clevelandheightsohio @universitycircle

I spy three BlueLink stops co-located with RTA stops in beautiful #Coventry @clevelandheightsohio @universitycircle

Wednesday, October 18 2017 | 12:16pm

Remember when the roads were closed to cars and @uhbikes was out playing jeopardy with neighbors at @ciclevia East? We do 👏🏻👏ð...

Remember when the roads were closed to cars and @uhbikes was out playing jeopardy with neighbors at @ciclevia East? We do 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 it was awesome! 👍🏻#openstreets #walkplayroll @famicos

Remember when the roads were closed to cars and @uhbikes was out playing jeopardy with neighbors at @ciclevia East? We do 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 it was awesome! 👍🏻#openstreets #walkplayroll @famicos

Monday, October 16 2017 | 5:09pm

One University Circle is Bike friendly ✅ transit oriented ✅ near jobs ✅ #firstinterstate #liveplaywork #HealthLine #thisisCLE

One University Circle is Bike friendly ✅ transit oriented ✅ near jobs ✅ #firstinterstate #liveplaywork #HealthLine #thisisCLE

One University Circle is Bike friendly ✅ transit oriented ✅ near jobs ✅ #firstinterstate #liveplaywork #HealthLine #thisisCLE

Tuesday, October 10 2017 | 4:44pm

Last year, there were more than 500 people arriving on this platform daily! Do uGO by train? 🚋 #IGORTA @inthecircle @littleitalycle

Last year, there were more than 500 people arriving on this platform daily! Do uGO by train? 🚋 #IGORTA @inthecircle @littleitalycle

Last year, there were more than 500 people arriving on this platform daily! Do uGO by train? 🚋 #IGORTA @inthecircle @littleitalycle

Friday, October 6 2017 | 12:35pm

Check out RTA's new museum stop on the HealthLine! Flash your fare card and get $2 off admission @clegarden @gocmnh #iGoRTA

Check out RTA's new museum stop on the HealthLine! Flash your fare card and get $2 off admission @clegarden @gocmnh #iGoRTA

Check out RTA's new museum stop on the HealthLine! Flash your fare card and get $2 off admission @clegarden @gocmnh #iGoRTA

Tuesday, October 3 2017 | 11:19am

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