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NYS Ride

A Money-Saving Transportation Benefit
for NYS Employees and a Cleaner New York

Welcome to NYS-Ride

NYS-Ride is a negotiated benefit program sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and administered by WageWorks, Inc., which provides New York State employees with the opportunity to pay for certain work-related transportation expenses on a pre-tax basis. NYS-Ride allows you to save money on your eligible transportation costs. You pay for these expenses through pre-tax payroll deductions and save money each month.

WageWorks purchases public transportation fare media (such as bus, subway and vanpool passes, and fare cards) from transit authorities and will mail your selected fare media directly to your home address. Or use your WageWorks Commuter Card.

2014 Monthly Pre-Tax Transit Limit set at $130

Transit purchasing limits on a pre-tax basis are set to decrease for 2014. Legislation which previously set the 2013 limit at $245 will expire on 12/31/13. Unless Congress acts, NYS-Ride participants will be introduced to the new pre-tax transit limit of $130 effective the January benefit month. Deductions for 2014 will begin occurring on November 20 and November 27 for the Administrative and Institutional pay cycles, respectively.