The following notice was sent by the MBTA Corporate Pass Program. If you are currently participating in your employers pre-tax transit benefit plan you will need to contact your HR Department to make any election changes for the month of May.
To Our Corporate Pass Program Participants,
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has approved a relief plan for commuters after the hardships caused by a series of severe winter storms.
All monthly pass holders will receive a 15% discount on the cost of a May 2015 monthly pass.
Monthly Link Pass
Original Price: $ 75.00 May 2015 Discounted Price: $63.00
Commuter Rail Zone 1
Original Price: $182.00 May 2015 Discounted Price: $154.00
The tariff rates for all monthly passes will be lowered to reflect the 15% discount and will automatically be displayed in your Pass Program account for the May 2015 benefit period. After the cycle period closes for the May 2015 benefit period, the original tariff rates as published in July 2014 will be restored.
For those Corporate Pass Program participants that are applying pre-tax payroll funding, we suggest that you adjust your specific employee deductions to offset the 15% discount. This would be the easiest way for your employees to see the immediate effect of the discount for the May 2015 benefit period.
Please note that the 15% discount only applies to monthly pass holders and does not apply to 10 Trip Ticket purchases. On April 24, 2015, all transit service will be free across each mode of transportation.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation wishes to thank you for your continued participation in the Pass Program and to thank your employees for their patience, understanding, and loyalty during this tumultuous winter.
MBTA Pass Program