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TransitChek® and New York City Department of Education Travel Training Program Gather to Give Back to the Community

SAN MATEO, CA (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)

Groups Partner in Continuing to Expand Opportunities for Disabled Students to Move Independently about NYC Using Public Transit

WageWorks Inc. (NYSE:WAGE), a leading on-demand provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits and proud provider of TransitChek® commuter benefits, partnered recently with the New York City Department of Education Travel Training Program for the third annual TransitChek Community Day.

The Travel Training program is a short-term, comprehensive, one-to-one instruction program created to teach high school age students with disabilities (other than blindness) how to travel safely and independently on public transportation. Since its creation in 1970, more than 13,000 students have graduated, and on average, 86% of the students still use public transit 15 years post graduation.

"This represents one of the ways we give back to the community in which we live and work," said Dan Neuburger, President, WageWorks Commuter Services. Neuburger continued "We wanted to recognize the New York City Department of Education Travel Training Program because it provides these amazing students with an opportunity to build their self-esteem and independence--important issues for all young adults--by enabling them to use public transportation to move about the City for school or work."

TransitChek Community Day activities included team-building exercises as well as a trip, using public transportation, by 30 of the Travel Training Program's students to mid-town Manhattan where they met with employees from TransitChek. Each student received from TransitChek a backpack filled with school supplies and a MetroCard.

Margaret Groce, Director, Office of Travel Training for the New York City Department of Education, said "The students were thrilled to join the TransitChek employees for Community Day. Becoming a ‘commuter' is one of the great achievements and thrills for our young people. As one young man told me some years ago, it's the only time they are treated just like everyone else."

For additional information on the program, please contact Peggy Groce, Director, Office of Travel Training, New York City Department of Education at 212.802.1625.


About New York City Department of Transportation Travel Training Program
The Office of Travel Training, District 75, NYC Department of Education, pioneered the practice of teaching students with significant cognitive, developmental, emotional, physical and multiple disabilities how to travel safely and independently on public transportation. A national leader in the field of travel training, the Office of Travel Training has developed a body of knowledge in its practice of one-to-one travel training that includes personnel preparation, professional development, research-based practices, follow-up, and use of technology. The importance of collaborative relationships with community organizations and various local, state and federal agencies has contributed toward the Office of Travel Training’s success in its mission: helping young people with significant disabilities access the world around them as independently and spontaneously as possible.

About WageWorks

WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE) is a leader in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), which empower employees to save money on taxes while also providing corporate tax advantages for employers. WageWorks is solely dedicated to administering CDBs, including pre-tax spending accounts, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), as well as Commuter Benefit Services, including transit and parking programs, wellness programs, COBRA, and other employee benefits. WageWorks makes it easier to understand and take advantage of Consumer-Directed Benefits for 58,000 employers and approximately 4.5 million people. WageWorks is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in major locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.wageworks.com.

For more information, contact:

Jill Gerig

Office: (415) 299-6600

media@wageworks.com