The Commuter Benefits Program is for NYC government employees only and is offered by WageWorks, the City’s commuter benefit provider.

Members of the public, including businesses and their employees: Get more information about the Commuter Benefits Law, or call 311. The Commuter Benefits Law requires certain businesses to offer their eligible employees a pre-tax transportation deduction starting on January 1st, 2016.


Effective Sunday, March 19, 2017, the MTA New York City Transit raised the fares of various MTA products including but not limited to the 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard from $116.50 to $121.00 per month.

Because of this, the payroll deduction amounts for the Commuter Card-No Admin Fee plan and the Premium TransitChek MetroCard plan, which are based on the cost of the 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard, are automatically increased on pay checks dated February 8, 2017 and after to allow for sufficient funds to cover the increased amounts.

The weekly payroll deduction changed from $29.13 to $30.25 and the bi-weekly and semi-monthly amounts changed from $58.25 to $60.50.

For these two plans you do not need to make any changes to your payroll deduction amount.

For all other Commuter Benefit Program plans where the deduction amount is designated by the employee, such as the Commuter Card-Unrestricted, Transit Pass, and Access-A-Ride, you need to review your commuting costs and make any necessary changes to your payroll deductions.

Make changes to your Commuter Benefits payroll deduction.

Fare increases will also take effect for MTA Metro North Rail Road and Long Island Rail Road trips. For a complete list of changes visit the MTA website:


WageWorks Location for Premium TransitChek MetroCard Replacement

Effective March 27, 2017, WageWorks Premium TransitChek MetroCard Replacement Center is located at:

     36 West 44th Street
     Suite 1202
     New York, NY 10036 
     Enter on the south side of 44th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Closed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Replacement of a Premium TransitChek MetroCards (PMCs) must be ordered in advance. Order a PMC replacement online or call WageWorks at 877-WageWorks (877-924-3967) Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.