PERQ for Work is the rebranded name for the former MBTA Corporate Pass Program. PERQ allows employees to purchase their monthly pass directly through their employer at a tax-advantaged rate. The program is free to use. The passes function like a regular MBTA monthly pass with the added benefit of tax-free savings and the convenience of cards delivered to your worksite.
|Comparison||PERQ||Private Company like Edenred|
|Cost||Free to set up||Fee per commuter|
|How passes distributed||Delivered to the worksite||
Commuter check or debit card can be delivered directly to employee or employee can purchase online
|Downsides||Physical pass can get lost, stolen, or damaged and is not replaced||Added Cost to Employer|
|Final say||Cannot buy passes online w/ mticket but MBTA will be piloting this feature soon||Convenience and customer service-can use for transit or vanpool, commuter can set up reoccurring transaction|