Faculty and Staff Tax Incentives When you commute by public transit or pay for parking for your commute, you can save money by lowering your taxable income through enrolling in these tax benefits. Eligible faculty and staff save money when they put aside pre-tax, paycheck dollars that are for transit and/or parking expenses associated with their commute. Watch a video explaining the program from Columbia Human Resources. Learn more and enroll via the Columbia Human Resources website. Calculate your savings. Read more from the IRS.