College Life
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  • Reduced Fare TAP card
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Explore new ways to save money, save time and be good to the planet.

Every time you ride a Metro bus and rail line, you are helping curb air
pollution and global warming.

So think global, go local – Metro Local – and make a difference.

Go Metro to All Your Favorite Hangouts

Let Metro help you get around town! Our guides contain map, bus
and rail information, plus local attractions near your college
or university.

Click on a link to the right to view more information on all Metro bus and rail lines for your campus.


U-Pass Pilot Program

Metro has launched a new Universal College Student Transit Pass (U-Pass) Pilot Program. This reduced-fare transit pass offers students unlimited rides on Metro’s Rail and bus lines and is designed to streamline the process of purchasing college student discount transit passes. The pilot will be launching at six schools in the fall of 2016: California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Pasadena City College, Rio Hondo, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, American Career College and West Coast University. 

Some key factors to the new program include:

  • Sign up online through college website or in person on campus
  • Fee to participate paid to college instead of to Metro
  • Computer chip sticker placed directly on school ID instead of requiring separate photo TAP card
  • Pass is valid for whole semester, including breaks
  • Lower units requirement to allow more part-time students to participate

Additional information on the U-Pass Pilot Program:

Administrators - If your school is interested in participating, click here to schedule a meeting with Metro staff.

Students – If you’d like to help bring U-Pass to your school, click here to fill out a short survey.


You may qualify for a Reduced Fare TAP card!

Apply today for the College/Vocational Reduced Fare TAP card. Eligible applicants will receive a special TAP card and qualify for reduced-rate monthly passes. Proof of enrollment in 12 units or more is required.


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