Changes Coming to Metro SmartBenefits | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Changes Coming to Metro SmartBenefits

Play associated audio

Starting in 2010, Metro passengers who use SmartBenefits will see changes in how they get their transportation cash. Metro says it's making the changes to comply with IRS mandates to improve control over how transit and parking benefits are allocated.

Monthly benefits will be added automatically when riders tap their card at Metrorail faregates, parking targets and bus fare boxes. The changes also will allow riders to assign funds to a flex account, which can be transferred between parking and transit.

Unused benefits no longer will roll over each month, but will be sent back to passengers' employers.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

NPR

The 'Man Who Touched His Own Heart' Changed Medicine

Melissa Block talks to Rob Dunn about his new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, a history of science and medicine's efforts to understand the working of the human heart.
NPR

Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles

Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.
WAMU 88.5

Krupicka Wants Landlords To Be More Transparent About Mold

The Northern Virginia delegate has introduced legislation to make sure renters have access to information about mold.
NPR

Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users

As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.