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About Transit Benefit Policy

Since 2014, the Department of Transportation has been authorized to establish uniform standards for developing and supporting agency transit pass and transit benefits authorized under Section 7905 title 5, of the United States Code.  Moving forward, the US Department of Transportation is adopting an enterprise risk management approach to policy development with emphasis on agency Transit Benefit Program management operations, regulatory development and compliance, and government-wide reporting.

Authority

  • Consolidated Appropriations Act 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 activities of executive departments and agencies regarding Federal transportation transit benefit programs.
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal laws and to implement appropriate safeguards to effectively minimize misuse by Federal employees.
  • Prescribe guidelines; furnish information, and technical advice on the design or operation of any program established under the prescribed regulations.
  • Consult, as appropriate, regarding Transportation Fringe Benefit Program activities among Federal, State, tribal, local governments, nongovernmental entities, the private sector, foreign governments, and international organizations.
  • Consult and obtain, as appropriate, information and advice regarding Transportation Fringe Benefit program activities among Federal, State, tribal, local governments, nongovernmental entities, the private sector, foreign governments, and international organizations.
  • Provide for the collection, development, dissemination, and exchange of information on Federal workplace transit benefit transportation matters. Every 2 years beginning 2019, compile a report on the operation of the Federal transit benefit program for reference when queried by Legislative or public requests for information on the Federal program.
Updated: Monday, January 16, 2017
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