Fairfax County Commuter Services team attended DATA’s LiveMore Block Party on October 4th in the Reston Town Center to inform companies and employees about the County’s many commuter benefit programs, including Plu$50. “The Plu$50 program has been one of our most successful incentives in getting people to try transit, which reduces congestion for everyone.” Says Walter Daniel, Fairfax County Commuter Services. 

The Commuter Benefits program is an IRS compliant platform that allows employees to assign a portion of their pre-tax income directly to a SmarTrip card, for use on Metrobus, Metrorail and Fairfax Connector buses. Fairfax County Commuter Services (FCCS) supports individuals trying transit for the first time, through their employer’s Commuter Benefits program, by providing them with a SmarTrip card free of cost and preloaded with 50 dollars!

There is no cost to eligible Fairfax County employers, or their employees, to participate in the Commuter Benefits and Plu$50 programs, which reduce taxable income and provide a quick and easy way to pay for daily commutes.

Ask your Human Resources Department to contact
Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (at: smartbenefits@wamata.com) to establish a Commuter
Benefits program and/or ask about FCCS’ Plu$50
incentive program.

*The SmartBenefits Plu$50 program is available while funding lasts.*

Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To request this information in an alternate format, contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711.