Commuters

April 18, 2019

Announcement: If you use WageWorks Commuter Card

The last funding will be added to your WageWorks Commuter Card on April 19, 2019. The card will remain active until June 30, 2019. After June 30, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE the remaining balances on the card. The balances from your pre-tax deductions will be transferred from your WageWorks card to your new Edenred card approximately by the end of August, and the post-tax deductions, if any, will be returned to you as a check.

Beginning May 2019, the payroll deductions will start going to your new Edenred’s Commuter Card.

You will receive your new Commuter Card from Edenred after April 19, 2019, but it will not have any funds on it until your first payday in May.

Some of you may have already received your Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the new card. Use of the PIN is optional and is not needed to activate the card.

For more information visit Edenred website.

Any questions can be directed to transit@fisa-opa.nyc.gov

April 1, 2019

Announcement: Please review these timelines

In order to make the transition from WageWorks to Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions easier for you, we’ve developed a Transit Plan Timeline and a Parking Plan Timeline. Please review these timelines for important dates regarding changes in your commuter benefits.

March 1, 2019

Announcement: MTA Fare Increase

Effective 4/21/19, the MTA will raise the fare for the 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard from $121 to $127.

In order to have your commuter expenses properly covered, OPA changed the corresponding deduction amounts for both the Commuter Card – No Fee Plan and the Premium TransitCheck MetroCard Plan, as follows:

  • Monthly deductions: from $121.00 to $127.00
  • Semi-monthly deductions: from $60.50 to $63.50
  • Weekly deductions: from $30.25 to $31.75

 

February 27, 2019

Announcement: Coming Soon

The City of New York will be changing its commuter benefits provider from WageWorks to Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions. This change will begin in the spring of 2019.

Please read below for more information. You should also visit www.commuterbenefitsnyc.com for up-to-date news and alerts.

Why are we changing the provider?

This is part of our continued effort to provide the highest-quality benefits to City employees. All the existing commuter benefits products will continue to be offered, and more information will be posted here over the coming months.

How can current Commuter Benefits Program participants prepare for this change?

1. Check your email and mailing address

Take a moment now and check that your email and mailing address are up-to-date. Information about the program will be communicated to your email and mailing address on file.

2. Check that your commuter payroll deductions match your commuting costs.

Your commuter payroll deductions will be sent to Edenred when the change occurs. To ensure that the correct amount is sent to Edenred, you should use the above links to verify that your monthly commuter benefits payroll deduction amount matches your monthly commuting cost.

3. Stay alert for updates.

You will be receiving communications from Edenred and your employer that will keep you updated about this change.


Current Commuter Benefits Program

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 current program is offered by Edenred, 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 Edenred website.


See the advantages of the program.

Learn about the various plans.

See Commuter FAQ.

Sign Up for the program.

Find your agency's Commuter Benefit Coordinator.


Important Note:

The Commuter Benefits Program is for NYC government employees only and is offered by Edenred, 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.