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Transportation Benefits

Free Port Authority Transit Usage (Pittsburgh Area)

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff are entitled to use Allegheny County Port Authority Transit (PAT) system busses, inclines, and the T free of charge. Your ID Card is encoded with your PAT eligibility status automatically—just tap your ID Card on the orange pad on the farebox.

Metro SmartBenefits® Program (District of Columbia Area)

SmartBenefits® is a transit benefit program administered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO). SmartBenefits® are autoloaded to your SmarTrip® card – Metro’s rechargeable card. The monthly benefit is $150.00, non-taxable, and will be assigned to registered SmarTrip® cards as a direct employee benefit for those eligible and enrolled in the program. The funds can be used for rail, van pool and bus travel throughout the District of Columbia metropolitan region. Any unused balance at the end of the month will not carry over to the following month.

For more information about the program and how to enroll, see the Metro SmartBenefits Program Enrollment Form [pdf].

Automobile Purchase Programs

Carnegie Mellon University has entered into partnership agreements with Chrysler, General Motors, Ford and Nissan. Through this program, university employees can purchase any make of vehicle owned by these companies at discounted prices. Most vehicles are priced at the vehicle company employee cost plus a small fee.

Nissan Vehicle Purchase Program (Nissan, Infiniti)

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Carnegie Mellon company code: VPP009086 and click "Continue."
  3. Select “Carnegie Mellon University."
  4. Enter appropriate information to receive your VPP Claim ID.
  5. You will be provided with a VPP Claim ID and instructions on how to use it.

Carnegie Mellon University employees, students and family members who purchase their vehicles from Wright Automotive additionally receive three years of free routine maintenance which includes tire rotations, oil changes and fluid top off. Pricing is good for all current students and employees with proof of enrollment or employment.

For information and assistance please contact:
Robert Majersky - General Sales Manager
724-935-4646 ext. 1101

Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program

  1. Go to or call 1-888-444-4321 to learn more about the program and obtain your control number.
  2. You’ll need the Carnegie Mellon partner code: DU2T4V.
  3. Take your Control Number, with proof of eligibility (company ID or recent paycheck stub), to any participating U.S. Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge or Ram dealership or FIAT Studio.

General Motors Discounts (GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac)

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Carnegie Mellon company code: 843283 and click "Continue."
  3. Create a username and password, and complete the registration process.
  4. Select the GM SUPPLIER DISCOUNT link on the left side of the page and complete the authorization process.
  5. You will be provided with an authorization number and instructions on how to use it.

Ford discounts (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury—dealer in stock only)

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Carnegie Mellon partner code: cmunv.
  3. Click on the "Generate PIN" tab and enter the information for which you are prompted.
  4. A four-digit pin will be generated by the system.
  5. Show your Carnegie Mellon ID card and the PIN to the dealer immediately upon entering the showroom

Rental Car Discounts:

Carnegie Mellon employees are eligible for discounted car rental rates through Enterprise Rent-A-Car. See Procurement Services for more information about the Enterprise discount.