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U-Pass Pilot Program

U-Pass Pilot Program

Metro has launched a 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 launched in the fall of 2016 at the following eight schools:

  • California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA)
  • California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
  • Pasadena City College (PCC)
  • Rio Hondo
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC)
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Pierce College

Some key factors to the 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:
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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