DOT Transit Benefit Program
BULLETIN #: TSB-2016-11
DATE: September 19, 2016
SUBJECT: DOT Annual Transit Benefit Recertification (Excluding FAA)
PURPOSE: This Bulletin provides updated guidance on the Department of Transportation (DOT) Transit Benefit Program.
BACKGROUND: In accordance with DOT Order 1750.1B, Transit Benefit Program Policy and Guidance, all DOT employees in the National Capital Region and Field Offices who participate in the Transit Benefit Program are required to recertify annually.
INFORMATION: The Annual Transit Benefit Recertification period is October 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016. DOT Transit Benefit Program participants must re- certify during this period to remain in the program.
Failure to recertify by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the program.
1) Take the Transit Benefit Integrity Awareness in TMS
a. *Go to TMS Website
i. In the catalog search box, type “Transit Benefit Integrity
ii. Provide a copy of the completion certificate to your Modal
Transit Benefit Coordinator/Point of Contact
*If you are unable to access TMS in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla
Firefox please contact your Modal TMS administrator.
2) Submit the application
a. Go to Transit Application Website
i. Login using your official DOT email address ii. Select “Transit Benefit Application”
iii. Select “Certify/Enroll”
iv. Select “Continue”
v. Read and respond to the Warning against making false statements
vi. Complete expense worksheet vii. Complete the application
You will receive email notifications as your application progresses through the approval process.
Complete step-by-step guides for both the TMS Training and Electronic Transit Benefit Program Application System may be accessed via the web at: Transit Benefit Program Applicant Guide
Question and Answer Sessions
|September 27||Conference Center – Room 7||12:30 PM – 1:30 PM|
|October 4||Conference Center – Room 7||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|October 13||Conference Center – Room 3||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
Approving Official Training
Approving officials must complete refresher training every two years. All who are required to complete training this year will be notified by September 23, 2016.
Approver training will be provided on the following days:
|September 28||Conference Center – Room 5||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|October 19||Conference Center – Room 3||10:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
EXPIRATION DATE: This Bulletin will remain in effect until cancelled.
CONTACT: If you have questions in regards to this bulletin, please contact the Parking and Transit Benefit Office at (202) 366-1398 or Parking.TransitOffice@dot.gov