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.


Fall 2017 U-Pass sales begin July 10, 2017

Cal State LA Students get around for less with 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 Metro U-Pass is valid for Summer session from August 14, 2017 to January 22, 2018, a total of 23 weeks.  The U-Pass is offered to Cal State LA students at a discounted price of $125.  The price for a student Metro pass for the same period is $230. The new U-Pass is subsidized by Metro, ASI, Student Union, and Cal State LA Parking & Transportation Services.  

 

 Sales for the Fall 2017 U-Pass begin July 10, 2017 and will be sold until September 1, 2017 or while supplies last!

 

How Is This Different Than a TAP Card?

The U-Pass is a sticker that features smart-chip technology and is placed on your Golden Eagle card.  Woth the U-Pass, your Golden Eagle card works just like a TAP card; just tap on the target each time you board a bus or train.
 
 
 

Eligibility Requirements  Take the U-Pass Rider Survey

  • Program is for Cal State LA students enrolled in 6 or more units.
  • 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

  • Visit the Parking & Transporation 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 survey completion and proof of enrollment in 6 units
  • Come prepared to pay $125 for your Summer U-Pass.

 

FAQ’s

Can I use the U-Pass on Metrolink trains?

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 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 in 6 units or more 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 pass?

Go to the Parking & Transportation Service Center located in Lot 3 to report your lost U-Pass.  There is a $10.00 fee to replace the first lost U-Pass, $20 for the second, and full price purchase for the 3rd.  Bring your new Cal State LA ID when replacing a U-Pass.

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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