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The Department of Defense Instruction 1000.27 establishes a mass transit benefit program for outside the National Capital Region. In accordance with this Instruction, the Department of the Navy (DON) has implemented the Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) for DON employees to help reduce their daily contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as expand their commuting alternatives. Effective January 1st, 2020, DON transit benefit participants are eligible for transit benefits up to $270.00 per month (parking fees are not included) for specific pre-approved commuter mass transit transportation costs not to exceed actual expenses.

TIP is designed to pay for mass transit costs incurred by personnel in their local commute from residence to permanent duty station. Participants must accurately claim an amount that reflects their actual commuting cost. Failure to do so will result in a fraudulent certification on the application and is subject to criminal prosecution. This program is a benefit, not an entitlement; thus, there is no retroactive reimbursement.

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, Department Regulations; 5. U.S.C. 7905, Programs to Encourage Community by Means other than Single Occupancy Motor Vehicles; 10 U.S.C. 131, Office of the Secretary of Defense; E.O. 12191, Federal Facility Ride Share Program, E. O. 13150, Federal Workplace Transportation; and SORN NMO7251-1.
Purpose: To manage the Department of the Navy Transportation Incentive Program including, but not limited to, evaluation and reimbursement of participants, to track the allocated funds in support of the program and prevent misuse of those funds.
Routine Uses: To the benefit provider for purposes of administering the DON Mass Transportation Benefit Program and/or to DON transit benefit program officials for the purpose of verifying the eligibility of individuals to receive a fare subsidy pursuant to the transportation benefit program operated by the DON.
Disclosure: Voluntary. However failure to provide the requested information may result in a disapproval of the Mass Transportation Benefit Program.

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