Transportation Incentive Program

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The purpose of the Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) is to encourage commuting by mass transportation and provide incentives to members/employees who commute so there will be little to no out of pocket expense. The TIP provides partial reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs “in order to reduce Federal employees’ contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and expand their commuting alternatives."

How does the TIPS Program Work?

Eligible participants receive a subsidy for their commuting expenses while using Qualified Means of Transportation.  The subsidy is issued to participants on a debit card which is used to “pay” the local transit provider.

In order to participate in the Mass Transportation Benefit Program, an applicant must be a DOD Federal Employee; civilian, military, or non-appropriated fund (NAF) employee who is paid and employed by the Department of Defense. You must commute at least 10 days each month to qualify.

Before applying for benefits you’ll need to locate a van-pool that you can join, contact the following Specialists to locate a van-pool in your area.

1.   UTA - https://www.utacommuter.com/uta2/Home/Home  or contact Luwanna Fitzgerald 801-287 5358, lfitzgerald@rideuta.com, UTA’s Support Specialist.

2.   Enterprise Commute – Abby Wilcox (563) 499-0350, Abigail.E.Wilcox@ehi.com

3.   Program Manager - Email hill.tips@us.af.mil

Once you find a van pool that works for you, begin the application process to receive Transportation Incentive Benefits. To apply to the Transit Transportation Benefit Program, contact Stephanie Pollak at hill.tip@us.af.mil.  NOTE: If you apply for your benefits by 15th day of the month, your benefits could take 6-8 weeks to be applied to your TRANServe Debit Card.

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