Did anybody notice that the 20$ is for federal workers who commute to work on a bicycle.......................only federal workers.
This part can be found by following the link in the original text (abbreviated for length) into the sections detailing the expected costs of passing the bill.
Spending Subject to Appropriation
Transportation Fringe Benefits.
The bill would expand the use of transportation fringe
benefits for federal employees to include bicycle commuters. The provision would allow up
to $20 per month for repair expenses, equipment costs, and storage costs for employees who
regularly use a bicycle for commuting purposes. Based on information from the U.S. Census
Bureau, CBO estimates that about 11,000 federal employees currently commute to work via
bicycle. Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that
implementing this provision would cost $2 million in 2009 and $14 million over the 2009-