Human Resources


The Transportation Reimbursement Incentive Program (TRIP)

The Transportation Reimbursement Incentive Program (TRIP) is an easy to use employee benefit program that helps to reduce the burden of qualified transportation and parking expenses. Employees can realize substantial tax savings by paying less in income taxes. This tax-advantaged program allows you to save money on the cost of qualified transportation expenses to and from work.

There are two categories of eligible transportation expenses:

  • Transit (bus, ferry, train, metro) passes or vanpooling expenses
  • Parking expenses

You can participate in either or both of these accounts simply by completing a TRIP enrollment form. The program provides reimbursements for transit passes (metro and railroad passes), vanpooling and parking expenses incurred for commuting between work and an employee’s residence.

The maximum contribution per month is $260 for public transit or vanpooling expenses and $260 per month for parking expenses. The maximum contribution per year is $3,120 for public transit or vanpooling expenses and $3,120 for parking expenses.

Only expenses for services that you incur during a calendar month while you are an active participant are eligible for reimbursement from your TRIP Accounts. This means that for each month you participate in a TRIP account, you can use the TRIP to pay for services incurred only during that month provided you were enrolled in the plan at the time the expense was incurred.

To receive reimbursement from the TRIP public transit and TRIP parking expenses, effective January 1, 2016, all transit/parking purchases must be made with the new ADP debit card due to IRS revenue Ruling 2014-32. All participants will ONLY be able to use their Transit and/or Parking Debit Card for the amount they have available in their account at time of use. To manage your account online please visit your WageWorks spending account. If you are a new user click on “New Users – Register Here” and follow prompts.

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Karen Loiacono
Manager, Benefits and Compensation
Levermore Hall, Room 203
p – 516.877.3229
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Joanna Ocampo
Senior Benefits Specialist
Levermore Hall, Room 203
p – 516.877.3221
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For further information, please contact:

Office of Human Resources
p – 516.877.3220
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