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Transit Subsidy

On April 21, 2000 President Clinton signed Executive Order 13150. This Executive Order established a fringe benefit program for civilian, military, and non-appropriated fund employees using mass transit. DODI 1000.27 for this monetary incentive to promote mass transit usage.

There are two separate programs depending on the location of the employees’ duty station, one inside the National Capital Region (NCR) in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area , and another program for all employees located outside of the National Capital Region. Employees with subsidized parking must relinquish their parking permits to receive the transit pass. For information about the programs, application instructions, eligibility requirements, and training:

Inside the National Capital Region
For questions, please e-mail transitpass@ref.whs.mil or
call (703) 614-0084

Outside the National Capital Region
For questions, please contact the Program Office - (202) 685-6710


What is the new limit on the transit subsidy and when did the transit subsidy increase take effect as a result of the American Recovery and Economic Stimulus Act of 2009? Will the increase in transit subsidy funds to employees be awarded on a retroactive basis?

How do I know which program handles my application?

What should I do if I did not submit a new transit subsidy application in February or did not list my actual costs on my new application?

Who is eligible for a transit subsidy?

Am I eligible for a transit subsidy if I am a part-time employee?

Am I eligible for a transit subsidy if I am a contractor?

Am I eligible for a transit subsidy if I am a teleworker?

How do I handle periods of vacation, or any other workday when I don’t commute by mass transit when collecting my transit subsidy funds for that month?

How much of a subsidy am I eligible for if I have an AWS schedule?

Can I receive a transit subsidy if I am in a carpool?

How do I apply for the transit subsidy?

When does my transit subsidy begin?

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