And the employers actually don't seem to mind too much.
Surprisingly, the plan is meeting little opposition from businesses, who stand to save some money.
• Pay for workers' transit fares. Employers could opt to offer their workers free passes on public transit or reimbursement for vanpool expenses.
• Provide door-to-door shuttle buses to and from work.
• Set up pretax commuter accounts. Using an existing voluntary federal program, workers would be able to use up to $115 per month in pretax wages to purchase transit passes or vanpool rides. Under this plan, employees would save 40 percent on their commute costs, and businesses would save 9 percent on payroll taxes. Under the proposal, such accounts could not be used to pay for parking.