[Federal Register: April 26, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 81)]
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                        Presidential Documents 




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                Executive Order 13150 of April 21, 2000

 
                Federal Workforce Transportation

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Transportation Equity Act for 
                the 21st Century (Public Law 105-178), section 1911 of 
                the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486), 
                section 531(a)(1) of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 
                (26 U.S.C. 132), and the Federal Employees Clean Air 
                Incentives Act (Public Law 103-172), and in order to 
                reduce Federal employees' contribution to traffic 
                congestion and air pollution and to expand their 
                commuting alternatives, it is hereby ordered as 
                follows:

                Section 1. Mass Transportation and Vanpool 
                Transportation Fringe Benefit Program. (a) By no later 
                than October 1, 2000, Federal agencies shall implement 
                a transportation fringe benefit program that offers 
                qualified Federal employees the option to exclude from 
                taxable wages and compensation, consistent with section 
                132 of title 26, United States Code, employee commuting 
                costs incurred through the use of mass transportation 
                and vanpools, not to exceed the maximum level allowed 
                by law (26 U.S.C. 132 (f)(2)). These agency programs 
                shall comply with the requirements of Internal Revenue 
                Service regulations for qualified transportation fringe 
                benefits under section 1.132-9 of title 26, Code of 
                Federal Regulations, and other guidance.

                    (b) Federal agencies are encouraged to use any 
                nonmonetary incentive that the agencies may otherwise 
                offer under any other provision of law or other 
                authority to encourage mass transportation and vanpool 
                use, as provided for in section 7905(b)(2)(C) of title 
                5, United States Code.

                Sec. 2. Federal Agencies in the National Capital 
                Region. Federal agencies in the National Capital Region 
                shall implement a ``transit pass'' transportation 
                fringe benefit program for their qualified Federal 
                employees by no later than October 1, 2000. Under this 
                program, agencies shall provide their qualified Federal 
                employees, in addition to current compensation, transit 
                passes as defined in section 132(f)(5) of title 26, 
                United States Code, in amounts approximately equal to 
                employee commuting costs, not to exceed the maximum 
                level allowed by law (26 U.S.C. 132(f)(2)). The 
                National Capital Region is defined as the District of 
                Columbia; Montgomery, Prince George's, and Frederick 
                Counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and 
                Prince William Counties in Virginia; and all cities now 
                or hereafter existing in Maryland or Virginia within 
                the geographic area bounded by the outer boundaries of 
                the combined area of said counties.

                Sec. 3. Nationwide Pilot Program. The Department of 
                Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, 
                and the Department of Energy shall implement a 
                ``transit pass'' transportation fringe benefit program, 
                as described in section 2 of this order, for all of 
                their qualified Federal employees as a 3 year pilot 
                program by no later than October 1, 2000. Before 
                determining whether the program should be extended to 
                other Federal employees nationwide, it shall be 
                analyzed by an entity determined by the agencies 
                identified in section 4 of this order to ascertain, 
                among other things, if it is effective in reducing 
                single occupancy vehicle travel and local area traffic 
                congestion.

                Sec. 4. Guidance. Federal agencies shall develop plans 
                to implement this order in consultation with the 
                Department of the Treasury, the Department of 
                Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, 
                the Office of Personnel Management, the General 
                Services Administration, and the Office of Management 
                and Budget. Federal agencies that currently have more 
                generous programs or benefits in place may continue to 
                offer those programs

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                or benefits. Agencies shall absorb the costs of 
                implementing this order within the sums received 
                pursuant to the President's FY 2001 budget request to 
                the Congress.

                Sec. 5. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to 
                and does not create any right or benefit, substantive 
                or procedural, enforceable at law by any party against 
                the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, 
                its officers or employees, or any other person.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     April 21, 2000.

[FR Doc. 00-10552
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