Commuter Benefits

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. 

What is the advantage of being enrolled in the Commuter Benefits Program?

The cost of traveling to and from work is unavoidable. Being a City employee, you have several ways to save on your public transportation expenses by enrolling in the Commuter Benefites Program. You will start using your pre-tax money to pay for your commute, thus reducing your overall tax burden. Whichever your ride - bus, subway, rail road, paratransit, ferry, etc. - you save!

The monthly tax-free allowable limits are:

  1. Transit: $260.
  2. Qualified Commuter Parking: $260.

Use the WageWorks Calculator to view your savings. 

Take advantage of the pre-tax savings.

Enroll in a Commuter Benefits plan that best fits your travel needs.

To review your payroll deductions amounts and make any necessary payroll deduction changes visit NYCAPS Employee Self Service (ESS) or contact your agency's Commuter Benefit Coordinator.