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Use of Transit or Commuter Benefits with the SmartLink Card

Commuter Benefits are provided by employers through Commuter Benefits providers in several forms.

Currently PATH fare products may be purchased using:

  • Commuter Benefits prepaid debit Cards
  • Commuter Benefits monthly direct electronic load

Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit Cards
Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit cards can be used on the SmartLinkSM website to:

  • Purchase SmartLinkSM Cards
  • Add trips/passes through One-Time Replenishment service

Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit cards cannot be used to set up Automatic Replenishment for SmartLinkSM Cards.

Commuter Benefits prepaid debit cards may also be used at the PATH vending machines to add trips/passes to your SmartLink Card. If you do not have a SmartLinkSM Card, you can purchase a SmartLinkSM Card, without any trips ($5 cash), at the designated SmartLink Card dispensers at the following stations: Newark,  World Trade Center, Journal Square, Exchange Place, Newport, 33rd and Hoboken. After obtainin g a SmartLinkSM Card, you can proceed to any vending machine to add trips/passes to your SmartLink Card using your Commuter Benefits prepaid debit cards.

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Commuter Benefit Monthly Direct Electronic Load
With this efficient and time-saving option, employers have transit benefits automatically loaded onto the SmartLink cards of their employees, in the form of trips or a 30-Day Unlimited Pass. Products become available for use on the SmartLin k Card by the 1st day of the benefit month.


Commuter Benefits Vouchers
Commuter Benefits Vouchers are no longer accepted for payment of PATH products as of 1/31/16.