Spring 2019 U-Pass

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The Commuter Services Office provides faculty, staff and students with an extensive Rideshare Program. The following programs are available to assist you in your commute to Cal State LA.


Spring 2019 U-Pass

Get around for less with the Golden Eagle U-Pass!

Get around for less with the Golden Eagle U-Pass!

U-Pass Program

The Metro U-Pass is a reduced-fare transit pass, offering college students unlimited rides on any Metro system in LA County that accepts TAP, including all local Metro buses including Zone 1, Metro Rapid, Metro Liner, Metro rail services, and Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus.

The Spring 2019 Metro U-Pass is valid from January 21, 2019 to June 2, 2019, a total of 19 weeks. 

The U-Pass is subsidized by Metro, Student Union, Cal State LA Parking & Transportation Services, and the Student Success Fee.  Please view the Spring 2019 U-Pass Proration Schedule below.  Don't miss out on getting your Spring U-Pass!

NOTE: 

  • Beginning February 11th U-Passes will continue to be sold at a prorated rate for the remaining of the semester (See schedule below). 
  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements at time of purchase. 
  • Must have Cal State LA ID when purchasing a U-Pass.
  • Students cannot possess a Cal State LA semester parking permit and a valid U-Pass concurrently.
  • Metro U-Pass is not valid on Metrolink trains or Foothill Transit.
  • Purchase is final – no refunds.

   

How to Purchase a U-Pass

Renewals

If you've had a U-Pass before, renewals started November 26, 2018. Here are the steps to renew your U-Pass today:

  1. Renewals, your survey is on file.
  2. Be enrolled in a course at Cal State LA for the Spring 2018.
  3. Bring your U-Pass to the Transportation Center to be reloaded.  Payment methods accepted at the Transportation Center are Cash, Check, and Visa/Mastercard.

New Participants

If you've never had a U-Pass before, starting January 6, 2019 Here are the steps to sign-up for U-Pass:

  1. Be enrolled in a course at Cal State LA for the Spring 2018.
  2. Have your proof of survey completion and your Cal State LA Golden Eagle Card ready, then Sign-uand pay for your U-Pass at the Transportation Center. Payment methods accepted at the Transportation Center are Cash, Check, and Visa/Mastercard.

Spring U-Pass Eligibility Requirements

  • Program is for currently enrolled Cal State LA students.
  • Students need to be enrolled in the Spring 2019 semester.
  • You must have a Cal State LA Golden Eagle ID card. 
  • Student must use Metro as primary transportation to campus.  Not valid on Metrolink trains or Foothill Transit.
  • Cannot own a parking permit concurrently.
  • Must Complete the Metro registration survey.

Spring 2019 U-Pass Proration Schedule

Date Purchased  Price  Weeks Valid

With Subsidy (While Supplies Last)

 $        125.00

19 Weeks

January 21, 2019 - January 27, 2019  $        145.00 19 Weeks
January 28, 2019 - February 3, 2019  $        137.50 18 Weeks
February 4, 2019 - February 10, 2019  $        130.00 17 Weeks
February 11, 2019 - February 17, 2019  $        122.50 16 Weeks
February 18, 2019 - February 24, 2019  $        115.00 15 Weeks
February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019  $        107.50 14 Weeks
March 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019  $        100.00 13 Weeks
March 11, 2019 - March 17, 2019  $          92.50 12 Weeks
March 18, 2019 - March 24, 2019  $          85.00 11 Weeks
March 25, 2019 - March 31, 2019  $          77.50 10 Weeks
April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019  $          70.00 9 Weeks
April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019  $          62.50 8 Weeks
April 15, 2019 - April 21, 2019  $          55.00 7 Weeks
April 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019  $          47.50 6 Weeks
April 29, 2019 - May 5, 2019  $          40.00 5 Weeks
May 6, 2019 - May 12, 2019  $          32.50 4 Weeks
May 13, 2019 - May 19, 2019  $          25.00 3 Weeks
May 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019  $          17.50 2 Weeks
May 17, 2019 - June 2, 2019  $          10.00 1 Week

 

FAQ’s

Can I use the U-Pass on Metrolink trains?

U-Pass is valid on all local Metro buses, Metro Rapid, Metro Liner, and Metro rail services, including the Zone 1 SilverLine buses that serve Cal State LA Only.  U-Pass is not valid on Metrolink.

If I no longer need the U-Pass will I receive a refund?

Due to our partnerships that bring you such a reduced rate, U-Pass sales are final and there can be no refunds.

Do I need my student ID?

Yes, you need to bring your Cal State LA student ID.  If you do not bring your campus ID we cannot sell you a U-Pass.

Can I use the U-Pass on Foothill Transit?

U-Pass is not valid on Foothill lines.  Currently, the U-Pass is only valid on all local Metro buses, Metro Rapid, Metro Liner, and Metro rail services.  Additionally it is accepted on the Zone 1 Silver Line when it's serving Cal State LA.

Can I buy a U-Pass for someone else?

No, you must be present with your campus ID to purchase a U-Pass.

I will be enrolled soon in classes; can I purchase a U-Pass?

Enrollment must be completed to purchase a U-Pass.

What do I do if my U-Pass is not working?

Tap your U-Pass once before you board or upon boarding.  Your pass will be activated after first tap.

Should it continue to not read please contact Commuter Services at (323)343-5277.

Can I purchase a U-Pass and a parking permit?

No, students cannot possess a Cal State LA semester parking permit and a valid U-Pass at the same time.

What happens if I lose my U-Pass?

Go to theTransportation Service Center located in Lot 3 to report your lost U-Pass.  There is a $25.00 fee to replace the first lost U-Pass.  You will be charged the prorated face value for all additional lost U-Passes..

 

For more information contact Transportation Services via email or call (323) 343-5277.

Transportation Services Office
Hours and Location:
Public Safety Building
(323) 343-5277
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

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