Commuter FAQs Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program


Yes.  Purchasing Occasional Parking passes is a convenient option for program participants who use public transit, vanpool, carpool, or biking to commute to Penn but sometimes have a need to drive and park on campus. More information is available here.



The Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program will offer bicycle commuting expenses to eligible faculty and staff for any out of pocket eligible expenses up to $240 annually.

This is not a pre-tax benefit account; it is an employer-sponsored post-tax benefit program.  Bike commuters will pay for any eligible expenses out of pocket up to $240 annually and subsequently receive reimbursement from Penn. Unlike a flexible spending account, reimbursement comes directly from the University and is not set aside from pre-tax pay by the individual employee.

Funding for this program is provided by the Division of Business Services in support of the University’s Climate Action Plan.  Penn's voluntary bike commuter participation program is subject to change at any time.

Please forward any Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program questions to