MTA Commuter Benefits

Enrollment

Submit a completed application and payroll deduction card to the Office of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS). You must use payroll deduction to pay for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) pass.

MTA Pass

You will receive a monthly MTA pass for the following transportation services: Light Rail, Metro Subway, and local bus system in commuter zones one through four.

For more information, visit MTA.

Rules and Regulations

  • You must stay in the program for a minimum of 13 pay periods.

  • You must cancel your deduction two months prior to the last pass desired. To re-enroll, you must wait 60 days after your cancellation date.

  • You must return your current parking permit to PTS and de-activate your One Card parking pass prior to enrollment.

Payroll Deduction

Your pre-tax deduction will appear on your next pay stub. Click here for the payroll deduction schedule.

Benefits

  • Reduce gas expenses

  • Reduce driving time and wear on vehicle

  • Save on federal, state, and FICA taxes

Savings based on a 28 percent tax bracket

Cost

 Monthly MTA pass

$64

 University contribution

$20

 Cost before tax benefit

$44

 Average 28 percent federal + 7.5 percent state + 7.65 percent FICA tax

$18.99

 Total

$25.01

This represents a 61 percent cost savings off the retail price of $64.

Savings based on a 15 percent tax bracket

Cost

 Monthly MTA pass

$64

 University contribution

$20

 Cost before tax benefit

$44

 Average 15 percent federal + 6.5 percent state + 7.65 percent FICA tax

$13.27

 Total

$30.73

This represents a 52 percent cost savings off the retail price of $64.