50% Transit Subsidy (Faculty & Staff)

"The best part of my commute is the quiet time that I enjoy where I listen to music and mentally prepare for the day."

NICOLE BARKLEY, OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
A train pulls into the train station.

Get started with the 50% Transit Subsidy program

Ticketing options

A table of reimbursement eligible transit options can be found below. Individual tickets are not eligible for reimbursement unless noted below. A reimbursement of up to $325 per commute month, assuming a $650 up-front cost, will be applied directly to your paycheck or stipend.

You must be enrolled in the 50% Transit Subsidy program to claim this benefit.

Transit Provider Ticket Options How To Purchase
New Jersey Transit (rail/bus/light rail)**  Monthly Pass OR Two 10-packs OR FlexPass  NJ Transit app OR station vending machine 
SEPTA**  Monthly Pass OR cost of 20 tickets added to SEPTA KeyCard Online OR station vending machine 
MTA Subway/Bus**  30-Day MetroCard OR $55 MetroCard fare add  Online OR station vending machine
MTA LIRR (Long Island Rail) and Metro-North **  Monthly Pass OR Two Ten-Trip Peak/Off-Peak  Online OR station vending machine 
PATH Train**  30 Day Pass OR 20 Trip SmartLink  Online OR station vending machine 
CoachUSA/Suburban Transit  Variable* OR 20 individual / 10 round trip  Online OR station vending machine 
Amtrak**  30 Day Pass OR Two 10-ride passes Online 

* No monthly passes sold, please purchase the exact number of tickets needed for the month in bulk.

** Discounts available for senior citizens and/or customers with disabilities. Please check the transit agency’s website for details.  


If you use a transit provider not on this list for your commute to Princeton's campus or another official University office location, please contact The Service Point for consideration. 

Buy your tickets pre-tax

You can take advantage of both University transit benefits: 50% subsidy and Pre-Tax.

Set aside up to $270 per month in pre-tax income for transit tickets and an additional $270 for parking at transit stations. Then, use your receipt to get your 50% subsidy.

Learn about the HR Pre-Tax benefit

 

Is your office not connected by transit?

Revise Your Ride transit riders in offices without direct transit options to/from Princeton Junction (Canal Pointe, Forrestal, PPPL) qualify for 100% subsidized Lyft rides between your office and the train station.

Contact us for more information.

 

Do I owe taxes on Revise Your Ride subsidies?

Revise Your Ride transit subsidies are paid out directly through University payroll. Subsidies are considered taxable income and are subject to federal and state income taxes. Income tax will be withheld automatically on your paycheck or stipend.

 

Local Movement, Global Impact

The University is committed to achieving carbon neutrality for all campus emissions by 2046 as well as support sustainable action at all scales, from personal to global.  

In New Jersey, more than 40% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector, with significant climate and human health implications, particularly for overburdened communities. Through Revise Your Ride and the Campus Mobility Framework, the University looks to double the percentage of alternative commuters and expand the use of campus as an incubator for lifelong sustainable transportation habits.  

Check on our progress