Corporate Navigator Program

CDTA’s Corporate Navigator  Program is the easiest, most convenient and smartest way to travel on CDTA. Savvy area businesses choose to make CDTA’s Corporate Navigator Program part of their employee benefits package. Employees enjoy an easier commute, the convenience of purchasing discounted monthly Navigator right where they work, and more money in their pockets. 

Participating employers know the CDTA Navigator Program is easy to administer and designed to fit each company’s needs.

Corporate Navigator benefits are immediate, easy and low-cost.  

For employees

  • Low stress, low-cost commute

  • Unlimited rides, all the time

  • More than 10% savings off regular cash fares

  • Reduced car maintenance and insurance

  • Guaranteed Ride Home in emergencies

    For employers

  • Attract and keep the best worker talent

  • Expand your labor pool

  • Enhance employee productivity

  • Increase tax savings

  • Reduce parking requirements and expense

  • Position your company as an environmentally-responsible neighbor

    CDTA helps employers choose the option that’s right for their business:

    Employee pays through pre-tax dollars

    Employers offering a “pre-tax” benefit deduct the cost of Navigator from an employee’s paycheck before taxes are applied.  The employee does not pay state or federal income tax, or payroll taxes on the benefit.

    NYS Employees Program

    The NYS-Ride program, administered by WageWorks, Inc., allows New York State employees to receive transit passes pre-tax through payroll deduction, a savings of up to 40%! WageWorks purchases public transportation fare media (such as bus fare cards) from transit authorities and employees choose the products they need. New York State Employees can learn more and sign up at NYS-Ride.

    Share the cost

    The employer pays a portion of the cost and the employee pays the remaining portion before taxes, giving both a tax savings.

    Company pays

    The employer pays the full cost of Navigator. The employee gets a free bus pass to commute to work and the employer deducts the amount from their taxable payroll. The cost of commuter benefits is a tax deductible business expense.

    Want to know more?

    Find out if your employer is already part of the program, or how to encourage your employer to join by contacting our CDTA sales representatives at (518) 437-6876. They will work with you to establish a program customized to fit your company's' needs.

Last Updated: 12/27/2023