Sign Up for a SmartBenefits Personal Account

A 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).

Before you sign up, you must be registered by your employer in Metro’s SmartBenefits program and you must allocate all or part of your benefits to in WMATA's benefits allocation system.

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 SmartBenefits Account.

How Does It Work? Once you are signed up, the employer-provided transit benefits that you have allocated to will automatically be placed in your SmartBenefits Account each month. You can use the funds in your account to purchase tickets and passes for your commute.

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. If you already have a account, you will be able to assign your SmartBenefits to it. If not, you will be able to create a new account. Select an option below to get started.

Note: If you would like to use your transit benefits at the Commuter Stores or on MARC's ticket vending machines, allocate your SmartBenefits accordingly in WMATA's SmartBenefits allocation system. After setting up your allocation to Commuter Stores/MARC TVMs, you can set up TVM access here.

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