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Senate Vote: Bikeshare Commuter Benefit

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An amendment offered by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York to make bikeshare membership eligible for federal commuter tax benefits, passed in the Senate Finance Committee Friday.

This is an important first step to recognizing bikeshare as a commuter option.

Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System opened to the public in July of 2012. Three hundred bicycles in a network of 28 stations are placed throughout downtown and into the North Shore.

Bike Chattanooga was the first large scale bicycle transit system in the Southeast.

The public may use the system by walking up to the solar-powered kiosks or by signing up online at www.bikechattanooga.com. 

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