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What are Commuter Benefits?

Commuter benefits give employees the opportunity to use tax-free dollars on commuting costs and keep more of what they earn in their paycheck. Companies that offer commuter benefits
also save money by reducing payroll taxes. Watch this video and see how your company and employees can take advantage of huge savings.

How Commuter Benefits Work

When an employee enrolls in our commuter benefits program, they can pay for their commuting costs with pre-tax money, up to the current IRS tax limit of $280 / month. 

Commuter benefits include parking and transit benefits, as well as shared mobility options such as biking, bike sharing, e-scooter sharing, ridesharing services and corporate shuttles.

Download our Commuter Benefits 101 Guide below to learn more.

Commuter Benefits eBook

Download our free Commuter Benefits 101 Guide: A complete guide to understanding how commuter benefits work, designed for HR professionals and benefit managers.

* If you are an existing client please reach out to your Customer Success Manager for a comprehensive guide specific to your program.

Commutes That Are Covered

Whether an employee commutes by car, bus, subway, train, ferry, or vanpool, we offer a wide variety of payment options to ensure they can enjoy the savings and convenience of the benefit. 

We also offer shared mobility options to help solve some of today’s commuting challenges and to help cover the first and last mile problem.

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Commuting and Payment Options

Commuter Benefit Ordinances

Employer Savings Calculator

Top reasons to offer commuter benefits:
  • Employees save on commuting costs while employers save on payroll taxes 
  • Attract, retain and engage employees
  • Create a happier, stress-free and productive work environment
  • Easy, hassle-free sign up leaves more time for other important tasks

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Get started by setting up a call with one of our specialists.

Current Commuting Solutions

Public Transit

Public Transit includes bus, train, subway and ferry services. We offer many options to pay for public transit such as our prepaid card, smart cards and transit passes.

Uber and Lyft

With our prepaid card, you can pay for rides with UberPOOL and Lyft Shared. Just open your Uber or Lyft app and select Commuter Benefits as your payment method.

Biking

Our biking vouchers can be used at participating bicycle shops and bicycle storage facilities nationwide for bicycles, bicycle equipment, repairs, and/or storage fees associated with your commute to work.

Bike Sharing

Want to bike to work but don’t have a bike? No worries! With bike sharing you can rent a bike from one location and return it to another, and pay for it with your prepaid card.

E-scooter sharing

Environmentally friendly and affordable, e- scooter a is a great way to get to work for the urban commuter. You can pay for e- scooter sharing with your prepaid card.

Spot Hero

Use your prepaid card to pay for parking with SpotHero. You can easily book affordable parking at more than 5,000 garages, lots, and valets.

Parking

We offer a variety of options to pay for parking including the prepaid card, cash reimbursement, and direct pay, where we can even pay parking providers on your behalf.

Vanpool

Vanpools are similar to carpools.
They carry between 5-15 people who commute to and from work together in a van or SUV.

Corporate Shuttle Service

A smart shuttle solution that combines technology, efficiency, savings and sustainability in a single service.

E-moped Rental

Get to and from work while having a little fun with electric moped ridesharing. A simple and affordable commuting alternative without the hassle of gas or keys.

Payment Methods

Prepaid Cards

Our prepaid card can be used to pay for public transit, parking, Uber/Lyft, bike share, and e-scooter sharing. It’s fully integrated into your commuter benefits account.

Smart Cards

We offer several transit agency-specific Smart Cards across the nation. We are constantly adding more
to our catalog.

Transit Passes

We offer products for hundreds of transit agencies nationwide. Select your transit pass through your online account, and you will receive your product by mail each month.

Vouchers

Vouchers are redeemable for transit, parking, vanpool purchases, or towards biking expenses associated with your commute to work.

Mobile Payments

Edenred’s mobility account integrates with the New Jersey Transit app, so employees can easily pay for transit right from their mobile device.

Ready to learn more?

Contact our sales team to learn more about commuter benefits
and our Commuter Check programs.

Ordinance

Commuter Benefit Ordinances

Many cities and regions have recently passed mandatory commuter benefit ordinances. 

These ordinances require businesses with a certain number of employees to offer pre-tax commuter benefit programs. 

Find out if your city or region has a commuter benefit ordinance in place and learn how we can help you comply.

Current Mandatory

Commuter Benefit Ordinances:

Washington, DC

Berkeley & Richmond, CA

San Francisco 
Bay Area

Los Angeles

Ready to Get Started?

Contact our sales team to learn more about commuter benefits and our Wired Commute programs.

Employer Calculator

Employers save an average of $40 per month for each participating employee. If 50 employees participate over 12 months, the company can save over $24,000 annually.

Try the calculator and see how much your company could save on payroll taxes.





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Calculations assume annual earnings of each participating employee is below the Social Security Wage Base of $128,400. Estimated monthly and yearly savings are for illustrative purposes only. Please consult your tax advisor for specific advice.