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TRANServe Active Bicycle Commuting Subsidy



To encourage sustainable commuting practices and consistent with Executive Order 13990 titled “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis, DOT established the ABC Subsidy consistent with 5 U.S.C. 7905. This ABC Subsidy is taxable and can be used in conjunction with the non-taxable transit benefit described in 26 U.S.C. 132(f) as a qualified transportation fringe benefit.  This ABC Subsidy Policy supersedes the non-taxable transportation fringe benefit to bicycle commuters. 
A man wearing a helmet rides his bike.


To encourage sustainable commuting Practices, DOT is establishing a transit subsidy initiative that is consistent with 5 U.S.C. 7905 which can be used in conjunction with the transit benefit described in 26 U.S.C. 132(f).


All DOT Headquarters and DC Field Office employees, permanent or temporary, are eligible. Contractors and other federal employees working in DOT offices are not eligible.


Employee Obligations

In contrast to the bicycle benefit, the ABC subsidy is to be recorded as a taxable fringe benefit. This subsidy requires monthly self- certification.


DOT Headquarters Active Bicycle Commuting (ABC) Subsidy Policy


DOT Headquarters Bicycle Commuting Information Guide



Employees will be reimbursed for self- certified out of pocket expenses not exceeding $20 per month, to include, but not limited to, bicycle related clothing, helmet, gear, etc. Receipts will be required.
Submit your bicycle application here: PTBParking v 2.0 (
  1. Print out and complete the following forms:
  2. Using the Subject: “ABC Subsidy”, please email completed forms to


Frequently Asked Questions

You can read Active Bicycle Commuting Subsidy FAQs, here.


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