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TIP Program

Transportation Incentive Program (TIP)

TIP helps Department of Navy employees reduce their daily contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution by expanding their commuting alternatives. The maximum monthly benefit amount of $130 is provided to TIP participants who commute to work by bus, ferry, or vanpool.*  For Department of Defense employees, that amount increases to $255 effective March 1, 2016.

TIP is designed to pay for mass transit costs incurred by personnel in their local commute from residence to permanent duty station. Participants must accurately claim an amount that reflects their actual commuting cost—failure to do so will result in fraudulent certification on the application and is subject to criminal prosecution. This program is a benefit, not an entitlement; thus, there is no retroactive reimbursement for the program.

All new participants must submit an application. Your Point of Contact (POC) at your work site can provide you with the appropriate application forms. All completed forms must be typed and should be submitted to your POC for processing.

Once you are registered, you will be issued one of the following:

  • TIP Pass loaded on an ORCA Card - Allows you to ride free on the Kitsap Transit services you use, including routed buses, Worker/Driver buses, the Kitsap Transit Foot Ferry, or ACCESS.
  • Commuter Bonus Vouchers - Can be used toward the purchase of passes from the Washington State Ferries (WSF) or other transit agencies.

For additional information about the TIP Program, click here

* Ferries include the Kitsap Transit Foot Ferry or Washington State Ferries. You must either walk on or be a passenger in an eligible vanpool. Eligible vanpools are public transit agency vanpools or approved, registered private vanpools.

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