|NASA Headquarters' Directives|
Effective Date: March 03, 2009
Expiration Date: March 03, 2014
Responsible Office: LM
|Fare Subsidy Program|
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APPENDIX A. DEFINITIONS
A.1 Eligible Employee. NASA civil service personnel, who may include full-time, part-time personnel, term personnel, temporary personnel, detailees, Cooperative Education Program participants (Co-ops), and students whose duty station in the National Capital Region is NASA Headquarters.
A.2 Fare Media. Fare Card and SmarTrip Benefit
a. SmarTrip Card. NASA distributed plastic card that can load fare from WMATA authorized machines.
b. Electronic Fund Transfer for Van Pools only. Self- sign-up at Metro website (http:// www.wmata.com/smar tbenefits) to electronically transfer commuting funds to van pool provider.
A.3 National Capital Region (NCR), The District of Columbia; Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Frederick Counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William Counties in Virginia; and all independent cities within the geographic area bounded by those counties (e.g., Alexandria).
A.4 Parking Garage Validation Stickers. NASA distributed parking validation stickers that are sold to civil servants who occasionally park in the HQ Garage at a discount. The difference between the discounted price and the retail value of the parking fees must be deducted from the monthly fare subsidy allocation.
A.5 Public Mass Transportation. Any public bus or rail
transit system, whether or not publicly owned. Any highway
vehicle (including vanpools):
a. that seats at least six adults (not including the driver); and
b. at least 80 percent of the mileage use is to transport employees between their residences and their place of employment; and
c. the number of employees transported for such purposes is at least 1/2 of the adult seating capacity (not including the driver); and
d. transportation is provided by any person in the business of transporting persons for compensation or hire.