A CommuterDirect.com or Commuter Store SmartBenefits Personal Account allows you to use employer-provided SmartBenefits to purchase the transit tickets and passes you need for your commute on transit systems that don't accept SmarTrip cards (VRE and MARC Commuter Rail, and MTA Commuter Bus). You will be able to purchase your tickets and passes on CommuterDirect.com or at any Commuter Store or Mobile Commuter Store location.
Before you sign up, you must be registered by your employer in Metro’s SmartBenefits program.
Talk to your employer to find out if you are registered. If you are, your benefits will be assigned to a particular SmarTrip card number. You will need that card number to sign up for a CommuterPage.com or Commuter Store SmartBenefits Account.
How Does It Work? Once you are signed up, your employer-provided transit benefits will automatically be placed in your CommuterDirect.com or Commuter Store SmartBenefits Account each month. You can use the funds in your account to purchase tickets and passes for your commute. You will have the option to allot some of your benefits to your account, and download the rest to your SmarTrip® card.
How Do I Sign Up? On the next few pages, we will ask you for the information needed to set up a SmartBenefits Personal Account. You will be able to assign your SmartBenefits to either CommuterDirect.com or the Commuter Stores. If you already have a CommuterDirect.com account, you will be able to assign your SmartBenefits to it. If not, you will be able to create a new account. Select one of the options below to get started.
Click here to create a new CommuterDirect.com account and get started or if you already have an account with MTA.CommuterDirect.com, click here to log in and add SmartBenefits to your account.
Arlington Commuter Stores, Mobile Commuter Stores, CommuterDirect.com Customer Service Call Center, and ART - Arlington Transit Call Center will be closed Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Arlington County government offices and libraries will be closed. ART will have regular weekday service December 24. On December 25 and January 1, ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate on Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.
CommuterDirect.com orders placed after 2pm on Friday, December 21, 2018 will be processed and shipped on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
CommuterDirect.com orders placed after 2pm on Monday, December 31, 2018 will be processed and shipped on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
December 18, 2018, Commuter Store