Transit Commuters on CitiBikes should get tax break: Schumer A rack of Citibike bikes awaits riders. The bike share system is facing financial challenges. Photo Credit: Getty Images By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli Updated April 1, 2014 7:43 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email With New Yorkers turning to Citi Bike to get around, Sen. Charles Schumer Tuesday said he wants to give two-wheel commuters a tax break. Schumer will introduce a bill this week that adds bike share to the list of commuting options that receive a tax break. "It makes no sense for cars, trains, buses and private bicycles to be covered by this program but not bike shares, and this legislation will fix that," Schumer said in a statement. For riders with a Citi Bike membership through their employer, the plan would cut their taxable income by $20 a month. Schumer hopes the tax break will give companies incentive to offer employees a free Citi Bike membership, which costs $95 a year. By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.