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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.

Fall 2018 U-Pass Sales Begin July 16, 2018

New participants, complete Metro registration survey and purchase at Transportation Center


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, Metro Rapid, Metro Liner, and Metro rail services, including Zone 1.

The Fall 2018 Metro U-Pass is valid from August 20, 2018 to January 20, 2019, a total of 22 weeks. 

The U-Pass is subsidized by Metro, Student Union, Cal State LA Parking & Transportation Services, and the Student Success Fee.  U-Pass subsidies have exhausted. U-Passes will continue to be sold to Cal State LA students at a discounted rate of $150 and will be prorated throughout the semester.  Please view the proration schedule below.  Don't miss out on getting your Fall U-Pass!


Fall 2018 U-Pass Proration Schedule

Date Purchased


Weeks Valid

Sept. 3 - Sept. 9, 2018


20 weeks

Sept. 10 - Sept. 16, 2018


19 Weeks

Sept. 17 - Sept. 23, 2018


18 weeks

Sept. 24 - Sept 30, 2018


17 weeks

Oct. 1 - Oct. 7, 2018


16 weeks

Oct. 8 - Oct. 14, 2018 $112.50 15 Weeks

Oct. 15 - Oct. 21, 2018


14 weeks

Oct, 22 - Oct. 28, 2018 $97.50 13 Weeks
Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2018 $90.00 12 Weeks

Nov. 5 - Nov. 11, 2018


11 weeks

Nov. 12 - Nov. 18, 2018


10 weeks

Nov. 19 - Nov. 25, 2018


9 weeks

Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2018


8 weeks

Dec. 3 - Dec. 9, 2018


7 weeks

Dec.10 - Dec. 16, 2018


6 weeks

Dec. 17 - Dec. 23, 2018


5 weeks

Dec. 24  - Dec. 30, 2018


4 weeks

Dec. 31, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019


3 weeks

Jan. 7 - Jan. 13, 2019


2 weeks

Jan. 14 - Jan 20, 2019 


1 week


Eligibility Requirements 

  • Program is for currently enrolled Cal State LA students.
  • Students need to be enrolled in the current semester.
  • You must have a Cal State LA Golden Eagle ID card. 
  • Student must use Metro as primary transportation to campus.
  • Cannot own a parking permit concurrently.
  • Must Complete the Metro registration survey.

How to Purchase a U-Pass

  • New participants must complete the Metro registration survey.
  • Renewals, your survey is on file.
  • Visit the Transportation Center located in Lot 3 during business hours (Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm).
  • Bring your Cal State LA Golden Eagle card.
  • Bring your proof of Metro survey completion.
  • Come prepared to pay $125 for your Fall U-Pass.


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 for Metro pilot program and valid on all local Metro buses, Metro Rapid, Metro Liner, and Metro rail services, including the Zone 1 Silver Line buses that serve Cal State LA only.  U-Pass is not valid on Foothill lines.

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..

Note: Purchase is final – no refunds.  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.

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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