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
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