Transit or Commuter Benefits

PATH riders can save money on their commutation costs by taking advantage of their employer-sponsored tax-free transit or commuter benefits program.

Benefits are available two ways:

Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit Card

Benefits Prepaid Debit cards can be used on the SmartLink website to:

Purchase SmartLink Cards

Add Trips/Passes through One-Time Replenishment

Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit cards cannot be used to set up SmartLink Automatic Replenishment.

Benefits Prepaid Debit Cards may also be used at PATH vending machines to add trips/passes to your SmartLink Card. If you do not have a SmartLink Card, you can purchase a SmartLink Card without any preloaded trips for five dollars ($5.00) cash only, from designated SmartLink Card dispensers at the following stations: Newark, World Trade Center, Journal Square, Exchange Place, Newport, 33 Street, and Hoboken. After obtaining a SmartLink Card, you can add trips/passes to your SmartLink Card using your Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit Card at any station vending machine.

Commuter Benefits Monthly Direct Electronic Load

With this efficient and time-saving option, employers have benefits automatically loaded onto the SmartLink cards of their employees, in the form of trips or a 30-Day Unlimited Pass.

Products become available for use on the SmartLink Card by the first day of the benefit month.

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Companies interested in providing Transit or Commuter Benefits directly to their employees may contact the SmartLink Customer Service Center weekdays from
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 1-800-234-PATH/7284, option 1.

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