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Can I use my commuter benefits funds to pay for a Lyft or Uber?

There are specific limitations when using your commuter benefit funds to pay for a Lyft or Uber. Make sure you're in compliance with all 3 limitations listed below. 

  1. Commuter benefits funds can only be used to pay for Lyft Line or UberPOOL
  2. They cannot be used for regular Lyft or Uber rides. 
  3. Additionally, the Lyft Line commuter benefit is available in: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las  Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Washington D.C.
  4. The UberPOOL commuter benefit is available in all US cities where UberPOOL is available: New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and all of New Jersey.

How does it work?

Lyft Line and UberPOOL matches you with others traveling the same way, letting you split the cost of the ride. When you use your prepaid transit commuter benefits card, you can save up to 40% on rides pre-tax.  Users cannot submit claims for UberPool or Lyft Line rides - can only use the card. That’s the only way for Lyft, Uber and Zenefits to verify that users are dispatched a compliant vehicle.

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