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WageWorks Commuter Card & Long Island

Rail Road Tutorial

Part 1: Ordering, and funding, a WageWorks Visa® Prepaid Commuter Card or a WageWorks MasterCard® Prepaid Commuter Card

The WageWorks Commuter card is a stored-valued card that works like a credit card at transit agency ticket vending machines and ticket windows. In this order path you will be using the Commuter Card as a personal card, to order your Long Island pass.

Step 1: Log onto your account on www.wageworks.com

Step 2: Click on the "Enroll in Commuter" and then "Commuter Transit." Finally select "MTA Long Island Rail Road" as the service provider.

 Step2 Long Island

Step 3: Select the “WageWorks Commuter Card” pass product.

Step3 Long Island

Step 4: Select the amount you would like to have on your Commuter Card. To determine this amount, please identify how much you will need to pay for your monthly commute needs. 

 Step4 Long Island

Step 5: Complete your order.

Please note the Commuter Card funds load on the 20th of the month. The value will not be available until that date.

 Step5 Long Island 2

Part 2: Sign up for Mail&Ride account and place order

Now that you have the WageWorks Commuter Card, with funds available on it, you need to Sign up for a Mail&Ride account and place your order

There are 2 different ways you can sign up for a Long Island Rail Road Mail&Ride account.

Option 1: You can call Long Island Rail Road at 511 and request an application by mail – then skip to Part 2 below.

Option 2: Log in or create an account on the Long Island Rail Road Mail&Ride section of their website https://www.mailandride.com/mrcust/faces/home.jspx  and follow the steps below.

Step 1: Fill in the origin and destination of the pass you want to order.

 Step1 Mail Ride

Step 2: Select the Metro Card option you want to order. 

 Step2 Mail Ride

Step 3: Fill outthepersonal information form.

 Step3 Mail Ride 2

Step 4: It will prompt you for a secret question and answer.

 Step4 Mail Ride

Step 5: Choose Credit Card as the payment option

 Step5 Mail Ride

Step 6: Enter the WageWorks Commuter Card information required.

 Step6 Mail Ride

Step 7: You will beprompted to complete your order.  

 Step7 Mail Ride 2


The WageWorks Commuter Prepaid MasterCard is issued by The Bancorp Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. Card can be used at qualified locations everywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted. Card cannot be used cash access or at ATMs.

The WageWorks Visa Prepaid Commuter Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card can be used at qualified locations wherever Visa debit cards are accepted. Card cannot be used at any ATM or for cash access.