Penn's Commuter Benefit Program

Faculty, professional staff, and post-doctoral research fellows have direct access to an integrated network of regional transit systems which service Penn’s Philadelphia campus. The University's commuter benefits program is designed to accommodate a variety of travel needs and features discounted, pre-tax purchases of commuter passes and other transit products.

Participation in the Commuter Benefits program precludes eligibility from concurrent enrollment in certain other commuter offerings (i.e., an employee would not be eligible to participate in the Commuter Benefits program while also enrolled in the Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program or holding Penn’s monthly Parking Permit.) 


Easy Online Enrollment

Select the products that best meet your needs.

Monthly transit products available from Jawnt feature a 50% discount while the Commuter Card by Health Equity offers a 5% discount. Participants  may receive a maximum discount  $105 discount per employee per month across all commuter benefit platforms. 


Monthly Transit Benefits

The University's monthly transit benefits product is offered through Jawnt.  

  • Sign in to Jawnt's Commuter Benefits Portal using your PennKey and password. 
  • Under Available Benefits, select your transit option(s) and click Enroll. 
  • Follow the steps to complete Enrollment.  

Passes purchased by the 19th are effective on the first of the following month. For example, passes purchased by October 19 are effective November 1. Your elections will auto renew until canceled. 

Choose Your Transit options

Penn's commuter discount benefit can be used with the transit providers below. 



A monthly SEPTA pass may be the economical choice for employees commuting at least 3 days per week.

SEPTA Fare Options
PATCO rail car

New Jersey Transit

Employees commuting from New Jersey can leverage the commuter benefits program for NJ Transit and PATCO products.

Visit PATCO Visit NJ Transit


Amtrak offers monthly transit passes and monthly pre-paid 10 pack tickets. 

Amtrak Fare Information

Health Equity Commuter Card

Benefits eligible employees can purchase tickets from Philadelphia regional transit authorities, with a 5% pre-tax discount through the Health Equity Commuter Card. The Commuter Card is accepted at Transit Agencies, fare vending machines and designated transit retail centers that sell transit passes, tickets, fare cards and accept the VISA card for payment. 

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