Using Transit Benefits for MARC and VRE Fares

      March 23, 2016

      Do you have employees enrolled in the SmartBenefits® program who would like to use their commuter benefits for VRE or MARC commuter rail tickets? MARC and VRE do not accept SmarTrip® for fares but commuters can use SmartBenefits® (via MARC_VREa registered SmarTrip® card) to purchase MARC and VRE tickets via Commuter Direct.

      Do you have employees enrolled in the SmartBenefits® program who would like to use their commuter benefits for VRE or MARC commuter rail tickets? MARC and VRE do not accept SmarTrip® for fares but commuters can use SmartBenefits® (via a registered SmarTrip® card) to purchase MARC and VRE tickets via Commuter Direct.

      5 Easy Steps to convert SmartBenefits funds to VRE or MARC tickets

      1. Employer collects employees’ registered SmartTrip® cards to register in the company’s SmartBenefits® program
      2. Employer enrolls employees’ registered SmartTrip® cards in the company’s SmartTrip® benefits program by the 15th of the month
      3. Employer notifies employees to contact Commuter Direct by the 21st of the month to choose a pass they would like to receive for VRE or MARC transportation
      4. Commuter Direct will mail VRE or MARC tickets to employee’s home address or instruct employee on the closest station to pick up the tickets
      5. For more information, contact Commuter Direct at (703) 228-RIDE or [email protected].
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