Purpose: Executive Order 13150 requires Federal agencies to establish a transportation incentive program in order to reduce Federal employee contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives. The purpose of the program is to encourage commuting by mass transportation and provide incentives to members/employee.
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Name of the transportation system/company used: FedVan
Vanpool Lead (Primary Driver Rank/First & Last name): __________________________________________________________
If you are a van pool member, please complete the supplemental application. The supplemental application must list each van pool member (minimum requirement of 5 registered members for van pool; vehicle must be used 50 percent for commercial van pool)
WARNING: This certification concerns a matter with the jurisdiction of an agency of the United States and making a false, fictitious,
or fraudulent certification may render the maker subject to criminal prosecution under Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, Civil
Penalty Action, providing for administrative recoveries of up to $10,000 per violation, and/or agency disciplinary actions up to and
I certify that I am eligible for a public transportation fare benefit, will use it for my daily commute to and from work, and will
not transfer it to anyone else.
I certify that the monthly transit benefit I am receiving does not exceed my monthly commuting costs.
I certify that my usual monthly commuting costs are: $
I certify that this information is accurate and agree to notify the installations POC of any change to employee status: [Note: The current maximum benefit amount available to Air Force employees is $260.00 a month]. Please indicate your estimated transportation cost above. Benefits will be paid in the form of TransVerse debit card.
Unit Address: Bldg 52, 2nd Street Phone: (702) 404-1756
Procedures: All riders participating in the program will comply with the following procedures:
1. Individual rider participation will be set at a minimum of 50% of each work month, which equates to 10 workdays, to and from work. Individuals will be removed from the program if they fail to meet the minimum ridership participation without providing a valid excuse.
2. IAW Department of the Air Force TIP policies, transit subsidy is a benefit to cover transportation costs actually incurred and it is not designed to be paid as a means of reserving or "holding" vanpool seats. Transit subsidy cannot be claimed or used by the rider to preserve a seat, even if the rider is away due to official TDY. Rider must cover the cost personally, or will resign from the program.
3. A medical leave policy is in effect for vanpool riders if they, or an immediate family member, has a medical situation. Rider's seat will be held for up to 30 days. Rider will inform 799 ABG MTBP Manager, vanpool coordinator and approved vanpool provider of any medical leave, explaining the circumstances, and will also provide an estimated leave of absence.
4. A military TDY/deployment policy is in effect for vanpool riders if they are TDY/deployed for up to 30 days. A seat will be held for the rider. If a rider is TDY/deployed in excess of 30 days, they will be removed from the program and must reenroll upon their return. Rider will inform 799 ABG MTBP manager and service provider of any TDY/deployment in excess of 30 days.
5. Riders will use the service providers to the fullest extent possible. If a rider is on leave, they will be excused, but notice must be given to 799 ABG MTBP manager and service provider as to the length of the leave period.
5.1 Riders will not substitute with driving their own vehicle. Commitment must be made to using the service provider. If it becomes known that an individual is driving themselves and not using service providers they will be removed from the program.
6. MTBP is not an entitlement to Department of Defense employees. MTBP is offered as a fringe benefit, an incentive to use alternate means of transportation that reduce road congestion and environmental impact. The Department of Transportation pays for this service and abuse of it will not be tolerated.
7. Transverse Debit cards WILL be picked up within the first 15 days of each month. Unclaimed Transverse debit cards will be returned to the Department of Transportation. Failure to pick up transverse debit cards will result in removal from the program.
Consequences: Failure to meet the standards set forth in this instruction will force immediate removal from the Transportation Incentive Program.
Note: It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that payments are made by the required date. Failure to do so can result in payment needing to be made by the participant.
I have read the Transportation Incentive Program above and understand the policies of the program as described therein.
Applicants and participants are required to take a brief ethics training. When applying for and claiming
the benefit, participants in the program must certify and attest to program criteria. The training informs
applicants/participants of important ethical conduct and legal implications associated with using the
Program Background: The MTBP was established in October 2000 and is offered to eligible*
employees and military service members, to the extent authorized by law and regulation, to reduce
pollution and traffic congestion, preserve the environment, and expand transportation alternatives.
Tax Evasion and Fraud: Employees who misuse the transportation benefit will be subject to criminal
prosecution, and/or agency disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Substantiated violations of
any of these certifications may impact an employee’s security clearance status.
When applying for the benefit, you will be attesting to several things. By signing, the applicant is
formally and legally attesting that the statements made in the application are true. The DoD MTBP
certification includes several certification statements.
The certifications state, I certify that I understand that:
1. I am employed by the US Department of Defense and am not named on a federally subsidized
workplace parking permit with DoD or any other Federal Agency. If applicable, I have
relinquished my workplace parking permit to the issuing authority.
This means that you do not have federally subsidized parking, are not listed on any federal
parking pass and you do not park your vehicle at a government parking lot or garage.
2. My claim for benefits is as a Federal employee or military service member.
This means that you are directly employed by the DoD (and receive your pay directly from the
DoD) or are an Active Duty military service member, including Reservists and National Guard Members
who are on active duty for more than 30 days. Also included are part-time Federal employees, paid
interns, non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees employed by a duly constituted NAFI.
3. I am eligible for a public transportation fare benefit, will use it only for my daily commute to and
from work, will not transfer it to anyone else, and will not allow anyone else to use it.
This means that you are qualified to receive the transportation fare benefit, you use a qualified
means of transportation to commute to/from work and you will not give or sell your benefit to anyone for
any other purpose.
4. The monthly transportation benefit I am claiming does not exceed my monthly commuting costs.
This means that you will not claim more in fare benefit than what it actually costs you for your
commuting to/from work. Costs should be calculated based on actual days commuted, taking into
consideration telecommuting, alternate work schedules and compressed work schedules.
5. I will adjust the amount received based upon long term TDY or leave.
This means that if you are away for an extended period, in which you are not commuting and
incurring costs, you will not claim benefits, or if you have already been issued benefits for that period,
you will reduce your next claim by any remaining amount. Please note that the DoD does not pay to
“hold” or “reserve” seats for vanpools while you are on extended absence.
6. Upon separation from DoD, I will return unused fare media to the MTBP Office. If I have
converted the fare media to another form of media, I will reimburse the DoD by check or money
order payable to the U.S. Treasury.
This means that you are responsible for returning any fare media or providing repayment to the
DoD for periods during which you are not eligible to participate
7. I will notify the MTBP office of any changes in my status, i.e. home or work address, change in
commuting pattern or change in organization even if within the DoD.
This means that you are responsible for notifying the MTBP Office of any changes that affect
your home/work address, commuting pattern or change in employing organization
8. I will NOT calculate parking costs
This means that you will not include costs incurred for parking (i.e. Metro parking lots,
commuter lots, parking garages, etc) when determining your monthly commuting costs. The benefit is
intended to solely cover your use of mass transportation.
9. I am not a vanpool owner/driver of my own for profit vanpool. If I am a driver and receive a
reduced fee, I will adjust my claim for benefits accordingly. If I am a driver and receive
compensation, I may not participate in the program.
Vanpool owners who commute in their own (or their own company’s) vanpool may not receive
the benefit. Furthermore, if you are a driver of a vanpool owned by another person or company and
receive compensation for driving, you may not participate in the program. Finally, if you are a driver of
a vanpool owned by another person or company and pay a reduced fee to the vanpool owner, you may
not receive more benefit than your actual cost.
10. The mode of transportation for which I am claiming the mass transportation benefit is a
qualified means of transportation.
Qualified means of transportation (QMOT) are commercial or public transportation operated for
use by the general public and/or modes of transportation that meet the requirements of section 1.132-9 of
title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.).
LAST, FIRST / RANK
SIGNATURE / DATE
PRIMARY / VANPOOL PROVIDER
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