A WageWorks® Commuter Transit Account is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for public transit—including train, subway, bus, ferry or vanpool—as part of your daily commute to and from work. It’s a great way to put extra money in your pocket each month and make your commute more convenient and affordable.
Why enroll in a WageWorks Commuter Transit Account?
A Commuter Transit Account lets you pay for qualified public transit expenses on a pre-tax basis. The money you contribute to your account is not subject to payroll taxes, so you end up paying less in taxes with more take-home pay from your check.
Use this calculator to see how much you can save with a Commuter Transit Account.
Your Estimated Tax Savings with a Commuter Transit Account
A Commuter Transit Account has a monthly limit. Simply decide how much to contribute to your Commuter Transit Account up to the allowed monthly limit. The IRS sets the contribution limits. You can contribute up to a maximum of $255 per month* to your Commuter Transit Account. A different limit may apply to you according to your employer’s plan.
Use this calculator to estimate your monthly eligible expenses and determine a monthly Commuter Transit Account election amount that’s right for you.
You can pause, change, or cancel contributions to your Commuter Transit account at any time, although there are deadlines for changes and cancelations for specific benefit months. There's no "use it or lose it" policy with your account unless you quit your job with money left in your account. Available balances can be rolled over year to year. But keep in mind that if you stop working for your employer, you forfeit any unused money left in your account.
You can enroll in a Commuter Transit Account at any time—there’s no need to wait for the next Open Enrollment period.
To sign up, simply log into your WageWorks account. If you haven’t yet created an account, register for one now. Click on the PLACE YOUR ORDER button to sign up for a WageWorks Commuter Transit Account. Keep in mind that most orders must be placed a month in advance. Plan ahead and save! Place your order this month for next month’s transit passes.
If you have questions about enrolling in a WageWorks Commuter Transit Account, contact the person or organization managing your benefits enrollment.
It's easy to place a transit order. Just log into your WageWorks account and click the Place Your Order button under Commuter Transit Account.
WageWorks offers public transit coverage options in all 50 states and in more than 350 metropolitan areas nationwide. If you take public transit to work, it’s almost certain you can use your WageWorks Commuter Transit Account to make your commute easier and more affordable.
You order public transit monthly passes right from your WageWorks account. Prepaid transit passes are delivered directly to your home or office each month.
Need to change your order? It’s simple. Just log into your WageWorks account to add or change your preferred mode of public transit, or pause, change, or cancel contributions to your account. Just keep in mind that there are deadlines to place, change, or cancel your order for any given month. Be sure to carefully read your plan deadlines when you place your order.
WageWorks makes saving simple. You decide how much to contribute to your Commuter Transit Account each month. Funds are withdrawn automatically from each paycheck for deposit into your account before taxes are deducted.
Depending on your employer’s plan, you may either:
With a variety of convenient payment options, your WageWorks Commuter Transit Account makes it easy for you to get reimbursed for eligible commuting expenses like train, subway, bus, and ferry tickets and passes.
Payment options include:
Learn more about these payment options.
WageWorks makes it easy to manage your Commuter Transit Account. Log into the WageWorks secure web portal to manage all aspects of your WageWorks account:
The WageWorks EZ Receipts mobile app puts the power of the WageWorks web portal in the palm of your hand. Download this handy app to your mobile device, log in to your account, and check balances, submit claims, view transactions, snap photos of receipts, get account alerts by text or email—all on the go!