Please Note: As of January 1, 2016, the District will switch to a new plan administrator, Benefits Resource, Inc., for employee Commuter Benefits. The following information is valid through December 31, 2015. For more information, please see our Open Enrollment page.
Commuter Benefits Program
All benefits-eligible employees may enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program. With the ADP Commuter Benefits Program, paying for your commute can be more cost-effective and convenient. ADP Commuter Benefits Accounts provide tax-exempt funds through a simple paycheck deduction that you can use to pay for eligible transit and parking services. Employees can sign up for an ADP Commuter Benefits Account 2-3 business days after their first payroll deduction occurs.
Transit Commuter Benefits Account
Enrolling in a Transit Commuter Benefits Account can save you up to 40 percent on commuting expenses − including Metro trains and buses, commuter trains, and more. Participants select the amount they would like to contribute for the month and their account is automatically funded with a pre-tax paycheck deduction. Afterward, participants may purchase regular daily, weekly or monthly transit passes, accordingly. Per IRS guidance, employees may deduct up to $130 each month for combined commuter highway vehicle transportation and transit passes.
Parking Commuter Benefits Account
Enrolling in a Parking Commuter Benefits Account can save you up to 40 percent on work-related parking expenses. Participants select the amount they would like to contribute for the month and their account is automatically funded with a pre-tax paycheck deduction. Per IRS guidance, employees may deduct up to $250 per month for qualified parking.
ADP Commuter Benefits Resources:
ADP Commuter Benefits Technical Guidance
For more information, visit the ADP Commuter Benefits website.
Collective Bargaining Unit Employees, Compensation Units 1 and 2 Commuter Benefits
As a result of collective bargaining, the District of Columbia Government will provide $25 per month to eligible District of Columbia Government bargaining unit employees, Compensation Units 1 and 2, who use Metro public transportation to commute to and from work. If you are a bargaining unit employee covered by a collective bargaining agreement that includes this benefit, you are entitled to receive this benefit, providing you use Metro to commute to and from your place of employment with the District of Columbia Government.