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Alternative commuting options

Metro Rides is the rideshare and alternative transportation organization for the Pikes Peak area offering a variety of alternative transportation options including vanpool, carpool, biking programs, and more. Using multimodal forms of transportation can be less stressful, save you money, and contribute to clean air and better health.

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Mountain Metro Rides Vanpool service is a smart choice for groups of commuters who live and work near each other. Passengers share the ride and pay a low monthly fare for a minivan seating up to 6, or a full-size van seating up to 10 people. All fuel, maintenance, and insurance are included.

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Mountain Metro Rides offers free, automated matching for Schoolpool. When you sign up, you’ll find possible schoolpool partners who live near you and are also looking for partners to share rides to school for their children. 

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Mountain Metro Rides now offers free, automated carpool matching through RIDEPRO, our online ride-matching database!  It only takes a few minutes to register and it's completely FREE.

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There are several conveniently located Park-n-Ride lots to help make your commute a breeze. All Park-n-Ride lots in the Colorado Springs area have a 72 hour parking limit.

Tax Subsidies

Employees can reduce their commuting costs by 40%!

Employers can save an average of approximately 8% on payroll taxes!

Government employees can commute for free!

Federal tax law allows employees to reduce their commuting costs by up to 40%, while helping employers save 10% or more on payroll taxes. All employees can use tax-free dollars to pay for their commuting expenses. The maximum tax-free discount that can be provided to each employee for transit is $255 per month and $250 per month for parking.                            

Colorado HB22-1025 Alternative Transportation Options Tax Credit

For tax year 2024, the State of Colorado will provide a refundable tax credit for employer expenses related to providing alternative transportation options to employees (up to $2,000 per employee). Organizations can claim a credit on 50% of their spending for employees up to a limit of $250,000/year. The maximum tax credit that a business could receive is $125,000/year (50% of 250,000).

The tax credit’s purposes are to increase the use of alternative transportation, reduce traffic congestion, and improve state air quality.

Expenses covered include:

  • Transit
  • Carpool
  • Biking
  • Vanpool
  • Administrative Expenses

Why participate?

In addition to being good for the environment, it’s good for your business too. Attract and retain the best employees. Surveys show people want to work for employers that support commute options! Improve productivity, health, and morale. Position your brand as eco-friendly.

How to Start? 

Call our Metro Rides Coordinator to learn more about qualifications and how to apply for the tax credit.
Call:  719.385.7433

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