NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Transit Benefit Increases for NIH’ers

The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) announces that the mass transit benefit has increased to $270 per month due to the recently approved 2020 federal spending bill. The increase allows NIH-eligible Transhare members to receive a transit benefit up to a maximum of $270 per month, with no tax implications, for commuting cost coverage. The allowance does not cover parking fees.

For Transhare users, the NIH Parking Office will automatically adjust transit benefits for Transhare members who have approved commuting costs in the CAPS system greater than $265. Transhare members should have seen this adjustment to their SmartBenefits account starting Feb. 1.

Some members who take MARC, VRE, MTA commuter bus or a vanpool will need to take additional actions to make this increase effective. An email with further instructions will be sent to those identified by DATS as taking one of these modes of transportation.

For more information, email or call (301) 496-5050.

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