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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.  

Congratulations to all our uGO partners who received a NOACA 2022 Commuter Choice Award for promoting sustainable commuting, including ...

Congratulations to all our uGO partners who received a NOACA 2022 Commuter Choice Award for promoting sustainable commuting, including University Circle Inc., Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland Clinic!

Congratulations to all our uGO partners who received a NOACA 2022 Commuter Choice Award for promoting sustainable commuting, including University Circle Inc., Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland Clinic!

Thursday, January 26 2023 | 9:54am

The CircleLink shuttle connects University Circle to its outside neighborhoods making it the perfect way to travel locally. Get real-ti...

The CircleLink shuttle connects University Circle to its outside neighborhoods making it the perfect way to travel locally. Get real-time updates on the location of shuttles in the Circle and more on our shuttles page: ugointhecircle.com/transportation-options/shuttle

The CircleLink shuttle connects University Circle to its outside neighborhoods making it the perfect way to travel locally. Get real-time updates on the location of shuttles in the Circle and more on our shuttles page: ugointhecircle.com/transportation-options/shuttle

Tuesday, January 24 2023 | 1:03pm

Keep up to date with road closures, construction, bus route changes, and more with our transportation alerts. Sign up for this essentia...

Keep up to date with road closures, construction, bus route changes, and more with our transportation alerts. Sign up for this essential feature at ugointhecircle.com/alerts

Keep up to date with road closures, construction, bus route changes, and more with our transportation alerts. Sign up for this essential feature at ugointhecircle.com/alerts

Monday, January 23 2023 | 12:02pm

Keep yourself and others safe on the road! If you notice debris or other hazards in bike lanes, report it to the City of Cleveland's 3-...

Keep yourself and others safe on the road! If you notice debris or other hazards in bike lanes, report it to the City of Cleveland's 3-1-1 line during regular business hours.

Keep yourself and others safe on the road! If you notice debris or other hazards in bike lanes, report it to the City of Cleveland's 3-1-1 line during regular business hours.

Wednesday, January 18 2023 | 9:04am

Use GCRTA's Commuter Advantage program to save money on your transit pass! Regular transit riders can purchase their monthly RTA pass p...

Use GCRTA's Commuter Advantage program to save money on your transit pass! Regular transit riders can purchase their monthly RTA pass pre-tax and receive average annual tax savings of $354. Learn more here: riderta.com/programs/commuteradvantage

Use GCRTA's Commuter Advantage program to save money on your transit pass! Regular transit riders can purchase their monthly RTA pass pre-tax and receive average annual tax savings of $354. Learn more here: riderta.com/programs/commuteradvantage

Monday, January 16 2023 | 11:04am

uGO supports a proactive approach to road safety by prioritizing ongoing feedback from people on our roads. Use the link below to repor...

uGO supports a proactive approach to road safety by prioritizing ongoing feedback from people on our roads. Use the link below to report “close call” road incidents or to let us know where you feel unsafe: bit.ly/reportclosecalls

uGO supports a proactive approach to road safety by prioritizing ongoing feedback from people on our roads. Use the link below to report “close call” road incidents or to let us know where you feel unsafe: bit.ly/reportclosecalls

Tuesday, January 10 2023 | 1:03pm

Happy New Year! Walk the walk with us and make improving pedestrian safety a New Year’s resolution. Request a “This Vehicle Yields ...

Happy New Year! Walk the walk with us and make improving pedestrian safety a New Year’s resolution. Request a “This Vehicle Yields To Pedestrians” car bumper sticker, and display your support for Project Yield: universitycircle.org/project-yield-sticker

Happy New Year! Walk the walk with us and make improving pedestrian safety a New Year’s resolution. Request a “This Vehicle Yields To Pedestrians” car bumper sticker, and display your support for Project Yield: universitycircle.org/project-yield-sticker

Sunday, January 1 2023 | 12:01pm

Don't forget the University Circle shuttles (including CircleLink shuttles) do not operate on New Year's Day. Visit our shuttle page fo...

Don't forget the University Circle shuttles (including CircleLink shuttles) do not operate on New Year's Day. Visit our shuttle page for more info: uGOinthecircle.com/shuttle

Don't forget the University Circle shuttles (including CircleLink shuttles) do not operate on New Year's Day. Visit our shuttle page for more info: uGOinthecircle.com/shuttle

Friday, December 30 2022 | 1:03pm

A friendly reminder that University Circle shuttles (including CircleLink shuttles) do not operate on Christmas Day. Visit our shuttle ...

A friendly reminder that University Circle shuttles (including CircleLink shuttles) do not operate on Christmas Day. Visit our shuttle page for more info: uGOinthecircle.com/shuttle

A friendly reminder that University Circle shuttles (including CircleLink shuttles) do not operate on Christmas Day. Visit our shuttle page for more info: uGOinthecircle.com/shuttle

Friday, December 23 2022 | 9:05am

Explore University Circle on foot using one of our walking tours! Take a walk and grab lunch in Uptown, visit the museums on Wade Oval,...

Explore University Circle on foot using one of our walking tours! Take a walk and grab lunch in Uptown, visit the museums on Wade Oval, or take in the beautiful scenery of Wade Park.

Explore University Circle on foot using one of our walking tours! Take a walk and grab lunch in Uptown, visit the museums on Wade Oval, or take in the beautiful scenery of Wade Park.

Wednesday, December 14 2022 | 9:10am

We recently installed new Close Call report signs at targeted intersections and crosswalks in the Circle. You can use the following lin...

We recently installed new Close Call report signs at targeted intersections and crosswalks in the Circle. You can use the following link to report “close call” road incidents or to let us know where you feel unsafe: bit.ly/reportclosecalls

We recently installed new Close Call report signs at targeted intersections and crosswalks in the Circle. You can use the following link to report “close call” road incidents or to let us know where you feel unsafe: bit.ly/reportclosecalls

Wednesday, December 7 2022 | 9:03am

Pedestrian-friendly bumper stickers make great stocking stuffers! Request one for FREE for all the pedestrian friendly drivers on your ...

Pedestrian-friendly bumper stickers make great stocking stuffers! Request one for FREE for all the pedestrian friendly drivers on your list this year. universitycircle.org/project-yield-sticker

Pedestrian-friendly bumper stickers make great stocking stuffers! Request one for FREE for all the pedestrian friendly drivers on your list this year. universitycircle.org/project-yield-sticker

Friday, December 2 2022 | 1:03pm

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! This is a reminder that University Circle shuttles will not be running on Thanksgiving Day. To find altern...

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! This is a reminder that University Circle shuttles will not be running on Thanksgiving Day. To find alternative modes of transportation, use the link below. ugointhecircle.com/plan-your-trip

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! This is a reminder that University Circle shuttles will not be running on Thanksgiving Day. To find alternative modes of transportation, use the link below. ugointhecircle.com/plan-your-trip

Tuesday, November 22 2022 | 8:02am

🚨 The new HAWK signal on East 105th Street is now active! 🚨 How does it work? Visit the following page to learn more about Univer...

🚨 The new HAWK signal on East 105th Street is now active! 🚨 How does it work? Visit the following page to learn more about University Circle’s newest pedestrian crossing: ugointhecircle.com/hawk-signal

🚨 The new HAWK signal on East 105th Street is now active! 🚨 How does it work? Visit the following page to learn more about University Circle’s newest pedestrian crossing: ugointhecircle.com/hawk-signal

Monday, November 21 2022 | 9:33am

Functional streetlights are essential to visibility and pedestrian safety. If you notice streetlight outages in the University Circle a...

Functional streetlights are essential to visibility and pedestrian safety. If you notice streetlight outages in the University Circle area, do your part and report them on the University Circle website. universitycircle.org/report-streetlight-outages

Functional streetlights are essential to visibility and pedestrian safety. If you notice streetlight outages in the University Circle area, do your part and report them on the University Circle website. universitycircle.org/report-streetlight-outages

Tuesday, November 15 2022 | 8:03am

It’s that time of year again! ✔️Report streetlight outages and close calls ✔️Drive at or below the speed limit ✔️Yield t...

It’s that time of year again! ✔️Report streetlight outages and close calls ✔️Drive at or below the speed limit ✔️Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks

It’s that time of year again! ✔️Report streetlight outages and close calls ✔️Drive at or below the speed limit ✔️Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks

Monday, November 7 2022 | 10:03am

Happy Halloween! Just starting out on public transit can be scary but we've got you covered with our trip planner that can help you pla...

Happy Halloween! Just starting out on public transit can be scary but we've got you covered with our trip planner that can help you plan the best route for you! Check it out on http://ugointhecircle.com/plan-your-trip

Happy Halloween! Just starting out on public transit can be scary but we've got you covered with our trip planner that can help you plan the best route for you! Check it out on http://ugointhecircle.com/plan-your-trip

Monday, October 31 2022 | 10:00am

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian sa...

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian safety in University Circle and share your road safety concerns. Learn more and register here: universitycircle.org/project-yield

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian safety in University Circle and share your road safety concerns. Learn more and register here: universitycircle.org/project-yield

Thursday, October 20 2022 | 12:00pm

Keep your community and neighbors safe! When driving, always obey speed limits and look out for pedestrians. #PedestrianSafety

Keep your community and neighbors safe! When driving, always obey speed limits and look out for pedestrians. #PedestrianSafety

Keep your community and neighbors safe! When driving, always obey speed limits and look out for pedestrians. #PedestrianSafety

Tuesday, October 18 2022 | 10:00am

Join Slow Roll Cleveland for a social bicycle ride next Monday, October 17 starting at Wade Oval! The group meets at 6:00 p.m. and depa...

Join Slow Roll Cleveland for a social bicycle ride next Monday, October 17 starting at Wade Oval! The group meets at 6:00 p.m. and departs at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.slowrollcleveland.com/

Join Slow Roll Cleveland for a social bicycle ride next Monday, October 17 starting at Wade Oval! The group meets at 6:00 p.m. and departs at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.slowrollcleveland.com/

Friday, October 14 2022 | 12:00pm

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian sa...

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian safety in University Circle and share your road safety concerns. Learn more and register here: universitycircle.org/project-yield

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian safety in University Circle and share your road safety concerns. Learn more and register here: universitycircle.org/project-yield

Thursday, October 13 2022 | 9:00am

Did you know we have a shuttle service that connects Wade Oval, Uptown, Little Italy, and Coventry? Learn all about our BlueLink shuttl...

Did you know we have a shuttle service that connects Wade Oval, Uptown, Little Italy, and Coventry? Learn all about our BlueLink shuttle and see live updates at ugointhecircle.com/transportation-options/shuttle

Did you know we have a shuttle service that connects Wade Oval, Uptown, Little Italy, and Coventry? Learn all about our BlueLink shuttle and see live updates at ugointhecircle.com/transportation-options/shuttle

Tuesday, October 11 2022 | 12:00pm

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian sa...

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian safety in University Circle and share your road safety concerns. Learn more and register here: universitycircle.org/project-yield

Join UCI and UCPD for a Pedestrian Safety Advisory Community meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 26 to hear updates on pedestrian safety in University Circle and share your road safety concerns. Learn more and register here: universitycircle.org/project-yield

Wednesday, October 5 2022 | 9:11am

Did you know October is National Pedestrian Safety Month? Do your part by driving safely and staying alert. #PedestrianSafety

Did you know October is National Pedestrian Safety Month? Do your part by driving safely and staying alert. #PedestrianSafety

Did you know October is National Pedestrian Safety Month? Do your part by driving safely and staying alert. #PedestrianSafety

Saturday, October 1 2022 | 10:02am

uGO, meet Cathy! Cathy works at the Cleveland Clinic and commutes from Larchmere using her electric vehicle and relying on no gasoline....

uGO, meet Cathy! Cathy works at the Cleveland Clinic and commutes from Larchmere using her electric vehicle and relying on no gasoline. "I specifically chose to work and live in the Greater University Circle area so that my commute would be as short as possible."

uGO, meet Cathy! Cathy works at the Cleveland Clinic and commutes from Larchmere using her electric vehicle and relying on no gasoline. "I specifically chose to work and live in the Greater University Circle area so that my commute would be as short as possible."

Tuesday, September 27 2022 | 12:09pm

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