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TRANServe Active Bicycle Commuting Subsidy


This subsidy was created in response to the provision in the June 2015 Implementing Instructions for Executive Order (E.O.) 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, calling for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reconvene the Interagency Task Force on Bicycling and Active Transportation, lead the Task Force in updating the document entitled “Implementing a Successful Bicycle and Active Commuting Program in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area”, ensure such updates include expansion to metropolitan areas with major Federal offices and facilities, and evaluate ways to administer the commuter transit subsidy to encourage more bicycle trips and provide recommendations to CEQ and OMB.

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.


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.

You can Apply Now with your agency or Apply Later:

  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.

Last updated: Friday, December 3, 2021