The Commuter Transit Subsidy Benefits Program (Mass Transit) is a benefit where Coast Guard participants may receive a monthly transit benefit equal to their actual commuting cost, not to exceed the monthly maximum limitation established by the IRS. IAW ALCOAST 471/21, effective 1 January 2022, the maximum monthly commuter transit subsidy allowance is $300.00, establishing or increasing transit benefit subsidy is completed by contacting the Local Mass Transit Coordinator.

IAW COMDTINST 5382.1, section 5.A.5, authorized participants including: Active duty Coast Guard military personnel, U.S. Public Health Service officers and U.S. Navy Chaplains assigned to the Coast Guard, Coast Guard civilian and non-appropriated fund (NAF) personnel. who are certified and active in the Commuter Transit Subsidy Benefits Program. Civilian and NAF personnel may be full-time, part-time, or temporary employees. Unpaid interns are not eligible. 

Personnel will receive a GO!Card by completing the two forms -  Application for Transit Benefits and GO!card Transit Subsidy Charge Cardholder Agreement Form. Forms may be found on the Base Alameda’s portal page: Home - Mass Transit ( or requested from the current coordinator by emailing Please be sure to include your full name in the subject line, example Application (Last name, First name) or GO!Card question/problem, (Last name, First name) to

The current Bay Area Mass Transit Coordinators are YN1 Andy Jeh and YN1 Aaron Gravatt. Please email (preferred method of contact) with any questions regarding the program or benefit calculation.

Note: Benefits do not accrue until the date the application is filled out and signed. This benefit is not retro-active. If your trip cost increases and you are below the maximum benefit, contact us for re-calculation of subsidy amount.