Public Transportation Incentive Program (PTIP)
CBP's Public Transportation Incentive Program (PTIP) is a transportation benefit program established by Executive Order 13150: Federal Workforce Transportation to encourage federal employees to utilize mass transportation in an effort to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. PTIP manages the utilization of program resources and ensures the accurate and timely distribution of transit benefits to eligible employees. In the National Capitol Region, the transit benefit is offered in the form of a transit pass or a SmarTrip card. The benefit is up to $300.00 per month. In the field offices, transit benefits are offered as a reimbursement via the current local travel system.
All CBP employees may now opt in to join the TSA PreCheck program and receive expedited screening—at no additional cost to employees—for both their official and personal air travel. With TSA PreCheck, you do not need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets when traveling from U.S. airports on a participating airline. All passengers are still subject to random screening.
You can opt in immediately by visiting the TSA PreCheck for DHS Employees website. The website has helpful information on how CBP employees (contractors are not currently eligible under this initiative) can obtain and use their Known Traveler Number (KTN).