How does TIP work?
On behalf of the DON, the Department of Transportation (DOT) purchases and distributes prepaid “fare media” (or vouchers) to DON members/employees for authorized mass transit systems.
The Assistant Secretary to the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) (ASN(FM&C)) Office of Financial Operations (FMO), will serve as the DON Program Manager (PM) and provide general support for Installations/Commands with questions regarding policies/procedures, and program objectives. ASN(FM&C) FMO is also responsible for collecting and screening applications.
The DOT serves as the Executive Agent (EA) for all Federal agencies, including DON. As EA, DOT will handle all administrative aspects involved with the purchase and distribution of fare media. Fare media varies based on the location and type of mass transportation used. Physical fare will be distributed on a quarterly basis—in which participants will receive three months worth of vouchers/passes at the beginning of each quarter—unless restricted by the local transit company, in which fare media will be distributed monthly. Electronic fare media will be loaded to the transit debit card on a monthly basis.POC Program Guidelines(updated August, 2009)(PDF 305KB)