U-Pass Information

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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.


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 Metro bus and rail, as well as Culver City Bus, GTrans, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit, and Big Blue Bus.

The Summer 2020 Metro U-Pass is $52.50 and is valid from June 8, 2020 to August 16, 2020, a total of 10 weeks.

The U-Pass is subsidized by Metro, Student Union, Cal State LA Parking & Transportation Services, and the Student Success Fee.  Please view the Summer 2020 U-Pass Proration Schedule below.  Don't miss out on getting your Summer U-Pass!

NOTE: 

  • Beginning June 15th U-Passes will continue to be sold at a prorated rate for the remaining of the session (See schedule below). 
  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements at the 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.

Remember that Metro requires all passengers to wear non-medical masks or other facial covering and maintain appropriate social distance from other passengers.  In addition, Metro encourages riding only for essential trips but wants to ensure that U-Pass Students have access to necessary school, work, and other essential trips during this time.

Summer U-Pass Eligibility Requirements

  • The U-Pass Program is for currently enrolled Cal State LA students.
  • Students 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.
  • Students cannot own a parking permit concurrently.
  • Students must Complete the Metro registration survey.

Summer 2020 U-Pass Proration Schedule

Summer U-Pass Pricing

Date Purchased

Price 

Duration (#of weeks U-Pass  is valid)

June 8,- June 14, 2020

$52.50 10

June 15,- June 21, 2020

$47.25 9

June 22 - June 28, 2020

$42.00

8

June 29 - July 5, 2020

$36.75

7

July 6 - July 12, 2020

$31.50

6

July 13 - July 19, 2020

$26.25

5

July 20 - July 26, 2020

$21.00

4

July 27 - August 2, 2020

$15.75

3

August 3 - August 9, 2020

$10.50

2

August 10 - August 16, 2020

$5.25

1

 

Spring 2020 U-Pass Update

Due to the challenges of COVID-19, Metro offered to extend the Spring 2020 U-Pass to cover the Summer 2020 pass period free of charge. However, the deadline to request the summer extension was June 12th.

Spring 2020 U-Pass holders that missed the deadline to extend their pass for Summer, may request any possible remaining credit for non-use of the pass to Fall 2020 or Spring 2021, or a refund can be requested by completing a Spring 2020 U-Pass Credit Claim Form.

For those that met the extension deadline, the Summer 2020 U-Pass will be valid from  June 1 to August 16, 2020. Summer 2020 U-Passes need to be activated onto the bus/rail fare validator no later than June 30th

If you have any questions, please contact Cal State LA Commuter Services at CommuterServices@calstatela.edu or call (323) 343-5277.

Note: The U-Pass is a Metro Transit item and is sold as a non-refundable item. As such, Transportation Services is working with Metro to develop the protocol for the calculation of any future credit or refunds for Spring 2020 U-Pass. Due to this process, the determination of any amounts is estimated to be completed until July 30, 2020. We cannot at this time guarantee any amount or that requests can be approved.

 

FAQ’s

Can I use the U-Pass on Metrolink trains?

U-Pass is not valid on Metrolink.  U-Pass is valid on all local Metro bus and rail, as well as Culver City Bus, GTrans, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit and Big Blue Bus.

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 all local Metro bus and rail, as well as Culver City Bus, GTrans, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit and Big Blue Bus.

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 the Transportation 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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