2022 MCOTA Annual Report published
This year's annual legislative report highlights the ways MCOTA is addressing transportation barriers. Examples include:
- Updating guidance on mileage reimbursement for volunteer drivers to reflect 2021 Minnesota legislation on the definition of volunteer drivers, a state income tax subtraction and federal regulations.
- Endorsing the Volunteer Driver Tax Appreciation Act of 2022 (U.S. House File 7432), a bill to raise the charitable mileage reimbursement rate for volunteers from 14 cents per mile to equal the rate for business travel as set annually by the IRS (currently 62.5 cents per mile).
- Establishing work teams to develop strategic priorities that focus on removing barriers to transportation access, especially for people with disabilities.
- Reducing barriers to volunteer driving and sharing new approaches for recruiting volunteer drivers.