Commuter Transit Benefits
The Pre-Taxed Commuter Transit Benefit has been increased to $230 per month. This benefit is available to all employees that utilize vanpools, commuter buses, Virginia Railway Express, Metro and the FRED bus. Ask your employer if they participate in this program. For complete information on the pre-taxed commuter benefit, visit www.wmata.com/business/employer_fare_program.
The 3 types of Commuter Transit Benefits that are being distributed to employees in this region are:
- Smart Trip Card – These cards are “loaded” with the transit benefit on them. Passengers must assign their benefit to vanpool operators. To register for this program and get all pertinent information, visit http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip.
- TransBen – These are paper “payroll” style checks that can be used on vanpools.
- Smart Benefits Transit vouchers – The Smart Benefits Transit Voucher cards look similar to metrocheks but have Smart Benefit Voucher printed on the front. These cards can be used to purchase VRE tickets and on commuter buses and vanpools.
NOTE: Please ask your transit provider what type of commuter benefit they accept.