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What are Commuter Benefits?

Commuter Benefits allow employees to pay for certain workplace commuting expenses, including mass transit and parking, on a tax-free basis through payroll deductions. The Beniversal® Prepaid MasterCard® and eTRAC® Prepaid MasterCard ensure funds can be accessed conveniently across a wide variety of mass transit and parking options.

What are the key features?

  • The Beniversal and eTRAC Card - Instant access to account funds and widespread acceptance through all qualified transportation and parking merchants accepting Debit MasterCard.
  • BRiWeb - Your secure online resource for account balance, transaction details, online claims and more.
  • BRiAlerts - You are now able to receive real-time alerts by text message or email regarding your accounts with Benefit Resource, Inc. Note: Standard text messaging rates from your wireless service provider may apply.
  • BRiMobile App - On-the-go account access to view balances, recent transactions and submit claims for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
  • Participant Support - Our Participant Services representatives are available to assist by phone, email and online chat. Click here to view contact details. Additionally, participants can access QuickBalance for instant access to account balance information from any phone or web connection.

Savings Calculator

Mass Transit and Van Pools

(bus, train, ferry, subway, streetcar)

$0.00
per month

$0 $130
or more

Parking

$0.00
per month

$0 $250
or more

Tax Rate

Percentage of your gross salary that you pay in Federal, State and Local taxes

30%

0% 50%

Pre-Tax Total Expense

$0.00
per month

Estimated Tax Savings

$0.00
per month
$0.00
per year

How do I get started?

Contact your employer benefits representative for details on how to enroll in a Commuter Benefit Plan. If your employer is not currently offering a commuter benefits plan, download the "NYC Employer Transit Toolkit" to provide them the resources to get started.