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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.

 

Authority

  • 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.  
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Last updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2020