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Important Notices

  • The MTA has approved a series of fare increases, effective March 22, 2015. The base fare for subways and buses will increase to $2.75, and the cost of a 30-day unlimited MetroCard and Premium TransitChek MetroCard will increase to $116.50.
  • Beginning January 1, 2015, in order to comply with Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 132(f), the maximum pre-tax Commuter Benefits payroll deduction amounts are $130/month for transit and $250/month for parking.
  • Save up to $600 a year if you commute to work by mass transit and up to $1,800 a year if you also need to drive and park your car as part of your commute.

Sign up for the City of New York's Commuter Benefits Program provided by WageWorks to purchase your subway pass or any other tri-state area transit fare.

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How Do I Sign Up?

How Do I Sign Up?

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How Do I Sign Up?

First Time Users

For City employees to enroll in the Commuter Benefits program, go to NYC Employee Self Service or contact your agency's Transit Benefit Coordinator. For more information - visit www.nyc.gov/payroll. Click here for a list of City agency Transit Benefit Coordinators. 

Department of Education (DOE) employees can enroll at the DoE Web Employee Self Service/Web Payroll application that can be accessed online using your DoE Outlook e-mail ID and password at https://payrollportal.nycboe.net. You can also download an enrollment form from the DoE website at http://schools.nyc.gov. DOE forms are mailed to the Department of Education, 65 Court Street, Room 1003, Brooklyn, NY, 11201.

City University of New York (CUNY) Community College employees may download an enrollment form from the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu/transitbenefit or contact your Transit Benefit Coordinator.

For more details on how to enroll click here.

 

Why Do I Need A WageWorks Login ID?

After you have enrolled, you will want to get a WageWorks ID to:

  • Check your card balance if you are signed up for the COMMUTER CARD plan

      or

  • Order a Transit pass if you are signed up for the TRANSIT PASS plan

Important Note: You will need an ID Code to register which is the last four digits of your Employee Reference Number (ERN) on your Paycheck. If you Social Security number is referenced or requested, please use the last 4 digits of your Employee Reference Number (ERN) instead. You will also need to enter your home zip code.

Need help finding your ERN?

  • Your ERN is the same number that is used to access Employee Self Service and CityTime.
  • You will be able to locate the ERN on your paper pay statement under "REFERENCE". On your electronic pay statement, this number will be listed under EMPLOYEE NUM.
  • You can also contact your Agency's Transit Benefit Coordinator or their Human Resources/Payroll Department to find your ERN. A list of Benefit Coordinators is available on the OPA Website - click this link to get the list: Transit Benefit Coordinator List
  • WageWorks customer service cannot provide this number to you.

Already have your ERN number?

Click the button below to get started!

 

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If you have a WageWorks Login ID and password, click the Log In button below to access your account.

 

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If you do not have a WageWorks Login ID and would like to create one, please click the button below.

 

 Register with WageWorks 

 

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A WageWorks Commuter Account is a great way to save money on your commute to work.

With a WageWorks Commuter Account, you can use tax-free funds to pay for public transportation such as train, subway, bus, ferry and parking as your daily commute to work. Funds are moved to your account before taxes are deducted, which reduces your overall tax burden.

For 2014 the monthly tax-free allowable limits are:

  • Transit:  $130
  • Qualified Commuter Parking:  $250

Using your WageWorks Commuter Account is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Decide how much to contribute to your WageWorks Commuter Account based on your monthly public transit and/or parking expenses.
  2. Make monthly pre-tax contributions to your commuter account. Funds are moved from your paycheck to your WageWorks Commuter Account before taxes are deducted.
  3. Pay for eligible public transit and parking expenses using several no-hassle payment and reimbursement options:
  • WageWorks® Commuter Card
  • Premium TransitChek® MetroCard®
  • Transit Pass
  • Park-n-Ride
  • Access-A-Ride

Premium TransitChek® MetroCard®

Learn about the Premium TransitChek® MetroCard®

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The Premium TransitChek® MetroCard® provides an entire year of unlimited local rides and more convenient commuting.

It is delivered directly to your home and is ready to use.  One card, good for the entire year! The monthly cost for this card is the same as the 30-day Unlimited Ride MetroCard - $116.50.

How it works

  • As long as you are enrolled in the WageWorks Commuter Benefit program the Premium TransitChek MetroCard can be used continuously for unlimited local rides, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • The Premium TransitChek MetroCard cannot be purchased at MTA ticket windows or MetroCard vending machines, it can only be purchased through your WageWorks account.
  • Eliminates time and hassle of waiting in line at the station ticket window or MetroCard vending machine every month.
  • Easily and quickly replaceable if damaged, lost or stolen.

The Premium TransitChek MetroCard can be used on:

  • MTA NYC Transit subway
  • MTA NYC Transit local bus
  • MTA Staten Island Railway
  • Westchester Bee-Line local bus

Note: The Premium TransitChek MetroCard cannot be used on Express buses.

Signing up is easy

It’s quick and easy to sign up for your WageWorks Commuter Benefit Program.

You can now  register on the WageWorks site at www.getwageworks.com/nyc

       You will need to enter your:

First and Last name

Date of birth (month and day)

Home zip code

ID Code (the last four digits of your employee reference number)

You will then need to create a User Name and Password

Once completed, you will be brought to your home page, specifically the Dashboard.

From the Dashboard, click on ‘ENROLL IN COMMUTER’

Then click on ‘PLACE COMMUTER ORDER’

Then click on the Commuter TRANSIT box

Then click ‘Next’ and then you will come to where you will select your operator - Click MTA

Then click on ‘MetroCard’ and you will see various options, one of which will be the Premium TransitChek MetroCard (PMC)

Then click ‘Next’, confirm your address (if your address is not correct, you must update with the City first then come back to the WageWorks website to enroll in the PMC).

You will be prompted to add a personal credit card to your account in case you do not have sufficient funds in your account by the 10th of the month to order the PMC for the upcoming month. The website is secure, your credit card will not be used without authorization.

Once you have completed all the steps, you will click on ‘Submit’ and you will receive an email confirmation.

 

The Premium TransitChek MetroCard will be mailed to your address on record within 10 days prior to the start of the benefit month.

 

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Program Overview

Below is a brief description of each of the plans available to you in the Commuter Benefits Program. You can also visit the "Which Plan is for me" tab of this website which will ask you a few questions about your commute and help you select the appropriate Transit Plan.

  1. Commuter Card Plan – The Commuter Card is a stored value card loaded with your pre-tax and post-tax payroll deductions each pay date that can be used to purchase transit passes and tickets at transit providers throughout the New York Tri-State area. The Commuter Card is accepted at more than 80 providers.

Click here to see a list of where the Commuter Card will work.

Click here for more details about the Commuter Card program.

The Commuter Card plan offers two options:

 

Commuter Card - No Admin Fee
Under this option, you will have a set deduction amount equivalent to the cost of the MTA NYCT 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard, currently $116.50, pre-tax per month. You will receive a Commuter Card that can be used to purchase any transit fare media option including MetroCards and specifically, the 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard. The fare media you can purchase under this option is only limited by the balance on your card. The City will pay the administrative fee of $1.77 per month for participants in this plan.

 

Commuter Card - Unrestricted
Under this option, you select a payroll deduction amount to be loaded to your card that meets your monthly transit costs. You are not limited to the set deduction amount as in the No Admin Fee option above. You will pay an administrative fee of $1.77 per month through payroll deductions.

  1. Transit Pass Plan – This plan allows you to arrange for home delivery of your transit provider passes and tickets through the City’s contractor, WageWorks. You can select from their extensive catalog of transit providers and transit passes covering the New York Tri-State area.

Click here to see a list of the providers available in the Transit Pass Plan.

In this plan, you fund an account with WageWorks with your pre-tax and post-tax payroll deductions and you can select a pass on the WageWorks website using the funds in your account. WageWorks will deliver your pass or ticket to your designated mailing address by the 1st day of each calendar month. WageWorks also allows you to securely supplement purchases on their website with your personal credit card to ensure you always have enough funds for your purchases. You can purchase multiple items such as train tickets and MetroCards. With the Transit Pass plan, you will pay an administrative fee of $3.05 per month through payroll deductions.

  1. Premium TransitChek® MetroCard® - An annual Unlimited Ride MetroCard valid for unlimited rides on MTA NYC Transit subway and local buses for a 12 month period. The City will pay the administrative fee of $1.77 per month for participants in this plan.
  2. Access-A-Ride/Paratransit Plan – This plan allows you to participate in the MTA’s Access-A-Ride program or other paratransit provider programs. In this plan, you fund an account with WageWorks with your pre-tax and post-tax payroll deductions and you can select your Access-A-Ride coupons or other paratransit options on the WageWorks website using the funds in your account. WageWorks will deliver your Access-A-Ride coupons or tickets to your designated mailing address by the 1st day of each calendar month. The City will pay the administrative fee of $3.05 per month for participants in this plan.

     Click here for more details about the Access-A-Ride/Paratransit Plan

  3. Park-n-Ride Plan – This plan allows you to use your pre-tax and post- tax payroll deductions to pay for parking at or near a public transportation stop or station that you use to get to work. Only transit-related parking is eligible. You must be jointly enrolled in one of the above transit options in order to enroll in this option. You will pay an Administrative Fee of $3.05 per month for Park-n-Ride through payroll deductions.

Click here for more details about the Park-n-Ride plan.

 

MetroCard® is a registered trademark of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.