Beginning Sept. 1, Johns Hopkins University is offering a new and expanded public transit subsidy to eligible employees who work in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
When JHU emailed employees last fall with its plans for its post-COVID return to campus, university leadership committed to developing new programs and supports for employees, including transit assistance for those who use public transportation to commute to and from work.
This new transit subsidy is intended to lessen the cost of commuting, support the university's sustainability goals, and encourage the in-person interactions that are so important for achieving its educational, research, and service missions.
Subsidy amounts are determined by eligible employees' work location (Maryland or Washington), their annual JHU gross salary, and the number of days they work on-site.
Given regional differences in commuting costs, eligible employees who work in Maryland can receive up to $60 per month, and eligible employees who work in Washington can receive up to $150 per month.
JHU employees are eligible for the public transit subsidy if they meet these four criteria:
- Are full-time employees
- Have a work address in Maryland or Washington
- Earn a JHU gross salary of $150,000 or below per year
- Work on-site at least one day per week
Employees can visit the Commuter Assistance page of the JHU Human Resources website to learn more.