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."

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 listed 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)(2) Monthly Pass OR 10-pack OR FlexPass  NJ Transit app OR station vending machine 

Monthly Pass OR cost of 10-20 tickets added to SEPTA KeyCard

Min $25 if riding to 30th Street, min $82 if riding to Trenton. Individual SEPTA Key expenses are not accepted for reimbursement.

Online OR station vending machine 
MTA Subway/Bus(2)

30-Day Pass (MetroCard kiosk) OR  $34 (weekly) / $136 (monthly) in OMNY Card fare adds.

Individual Tap2Pay OMNY purchases on a credit card statement are not accepted for reimbursement.

Online OR station vending machine
MTA LIRR (Long Island Rail) and Metro-North(2) Monthly Pass OR Ten-Trip Peak/Off-Peak  Online OR station vending machine 
PATH Train(2) 30 Day Pass OR 10-20 Trip SmartLink  Online OR station vending machine 
NYC Ferry(2) 10-pack pass NYC Ferry App OR station vending machine 
CoachUSA/Suburban Transit(1) Variable (one purchase of the exact number of tickets needed for one month's commute) OR 10 / 20 pack OR Monthly* Online OR station vending machine 
Amtrak(2) 30 Day Pass OR 10-ride passes OR 4 tickets through Multi-City purchase option Online 

(1) Monthly and bulk discount tickets are only sold by Transit Authority for trips starting/ending in New York. For local trips at stops between Princeton and New Brunswick, please purchase the exact number of tickets needed for the month in bulk.

(2) 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. 

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.


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?

Employees in offices without direct transit options to/from Princeton Junction (Canal Pointe, Forrestal, PPPL) looking to enroll in the RYR 50% transit subsidy also qualify for a Lyft pass offering a limited number of fully subsidized rides to/from Princeton Junction.

Opting into this service can be done through the Revise Your Ride 50% Transit subsidy application. Once enrolled, please expect a separate Lyft Pass activation email with instructions to follow in order to book subsidized rides directly from the Lyft app to and from Princeton Junction and your workplace.


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