About Transit Benefit Policy
In 2014, a General Provision authorized the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop and support Transit Pass and Transit Benefits under Section 7905 title 5 of the United States Code. DOT uses an enterprise risk management approach to policy development with an emphasis on Transit Benefit Program operations, regulatory development, compliance, and Government-wide reporting.
- Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014
- 5 USC 7905, Programs to Encourage Commuting by Means Other than Single-Occupancy Motor Vehicles
- SAFETEA-LU 2005
- Executive Order (EO) 13150, Federal Workforce Transportation
What We Do
- Coordinate the Federal Transit Benefit Program activities of Executive Departments and Agencies Government-wide.
- Provides references to Federal laws and regulations to assist Agencies in having compliant transit benefit programs.
- Prescribe guidelines, furnish information, and technical advice on the design or operation of any program established under the prescribed regulations.
- Consult, as appropriate, and obtain information and guidance when necessary regarding the Transportation Fringe Benefit Program activities among federal, state, tribal, local governments, non-governmental entities, private sector, foreign governments, and international organizations.
- Support the collection, development, dissemination, and exchange of information on Federal workplace Transit Benefit Policy matters.
- In 2021, a compiled two-year report on the operation of the Federal Transit Benefit Program will be available for reference when queried by Legislative or public requests on the Federal program.