As employee of the City of New York, you are eligible for using your pre-tax and post-tax payroll deductions to cover certain public transportation costs through the Commuter Benefits Program. The program is offered by WageWorks, the City’s commuter benefits provider, and works throughout the New York tri-state area.
The payroll deductions are taken from the first two paychecks of each month. In months with three pay periods there are no transit deductions taken from the third paycheck. You can always check your balance on the WageWorks website.
There are currently 5 plans available in the Commuter Benefits Program:
- Access-A-Ride and Paratransit Plan
This plan* lets you have your Access-A-Ride coupons or tickets delivered to your home by the 1st day of each month.
* Requires eligibility
- Commuter Card Plan
The Commuter Card is a stored value card funded with your payroll deductions. It can be used to buy transit tickets and to apply for MTA programs.
- Park-n-Ride Plan
This plan* lets you pay for parking that you use to commute to work.
* Requires enrollment in one of the other Commuter Plans.
- Premium TransitChek MetroCard
The Premium TransitChek MetroCard (Premium Card, or PMC) is an unlimited 12-month MetroCard that you can use for MTA subway and local buses.
- Transit Pass Plan
This plan lets you have your transit tickets delivered to your home by the 1st day of each month.
Sign up for the program.
Use the WageWorks Online Calculator to calculate your estimated savings.
See Commuter Benefits FAQ.