Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

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.  
Transit Benefit logo
Last updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2020