SmartBenefits allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars from your paycheck each month to be credited to your WMATA SmarTrip card, which can be used to pay for Metrorail, Metrobus, and Metro parking. You can set aside up to $255 per month for Transit and up to $110 per month for Metro Parking. You may elect payroll deductions in increments of $10 with a minimum of $40 up to the current maximum per month of $255 Transit and $110 Metro Parking.
You can still participate in the SmartBenefits program and take advantage of pre-tax savings if you use area providers that do not currently accept the SmarTrip card. You may allocate your SmartBenefits to a personal account through Commuter Direct or Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) for providers such as MetroAccess, Virginia Railway Express (VRE), MARC Train Service, and MTA Commuter buses (Eyre, Dillon’s, & Keller). You are responsible for contacting the provider to set up this form of transit. To learn more about how to allocate funds to another provider, visit the WMATA Employer Fare Program (SmartBenefits) site.