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U-Pass Program

The Universal College Student Transit Pass (U-Pass) Program was launched in 2016 for Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools to increase college transit ridership and create a new generation of transit riders. This reduced-fare transit pass offers students unlimited rides on Metro’s rail/bus lines and other transit agencies.

U-Pass Partners

CSUN Logo CalState LA Logo CSULB logo CalTech logo
Compton Community College El Camino College Rio Hondo College Pierce College JobCorps
Pasadena City College LMU

Transit Partners

Long Beach Transit Pasadena Transit
Big Blue Bus GTrans

Key factors of the U-Pass program include:

  • Streamlining online registration process
  • TAP chip RFID stickers applied to student IDs
  • Passes available on campus and ready to use
  • No minimum unit requirement
  • School only billed for actual boardings @ $0.75 each
  • Reimbursement agreements with multiple transit agencies in LA County
  • Nineteen 19) participating community colleges, universities, and trade schools participating, with more on the way.

Additional information on the U-Pass Program:

Administrators : If your school is interested in participating, please see the Administrator FAQ's

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

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