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TSB-2016-11 DOT Annual Transit Benefit Recertification (Excluding FAA)

DOT Transit Benefit Program

BULLETIN #: TSB-2016-11

DATESeptember 19, 2016

SUBJECT:  DOT Annual Transit Benefit Recertification (Excluding FAA)

PURPOSEThis 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.

ACTION:

1)  Take the Transit Benefit Integrity Awareness in TMS

a.  *Go to TMS Website

i.  In the catalog search box, type “Transit Benefit Integrity

Awareness Training”

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

REMINDERS:

Question and Answer Sessions

Question and answer Session dates
Date Location Time
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:

Approver training schedule
Date Location Time
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

Last updated: Friday, April 28, 2017