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 work-related commuting expenses including Metrorail, Metrobus, and Metro parking.  You may elect payroll deductions in increments of $10 with a minimum of $40 up to the current maximum per month of $260 Transit and $120 Metro Parking.  You can also elect payroll deductions to purchase a SelectPass which allows you to ride Metrorail for one low monthly price for all of your regular commuting trips.  The SelectPass must be purchased through WMATA by the 1st of the month manually each time or select auto reload to automatically receive a new pass when the old pass expires. The amounts are listed on the Smartrip Enrollment/Change form.

Non-Metro Transit

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 for providers such as MetroAccess, Virgina 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.  SelectPass can't be used to purchase tickets on MARC train. To learn more about how to allocate funds to another provider, visit the WMATA Employer Fare Program (SmartBenefits) site.