Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Bicycle Commuters Benefit Act of 2006. This bill would provide employees the same benefit for commuting by bicycle that other employees get for taking mass transit. This bill matches HR 807 introduced by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) last spring. The Senate bill is also supported by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
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Anyone who rides a bike should write a letter to his or her Senators in support of this bill. It is especially important with bicycle issue to let the elected officials know how many of us are out there.