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 L.A.


U-Pass Sales Period Extended to February 3rd.

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 Spring semester from January 17 to May 26, 2017, a total of 19 weeks.  The U-Pass is offered to Cal State LA students at a discounted price of $95.  The price for a student Metro pass for the same period is $215. The new U-Pass is subsidized by Metro, Associated Students and Parking & Transportation Services. 

 

Sales for the Spring 2017 U-Pass begin November 28, 2017 and will be sold until February 3, 2017 or while supplies last!

 

How Is This Different Than a TAP Card?

A sticker featuring smart-chip technology is placed on your Golden Eagle card.  Your Golden Eagle card becomes your U-Pass and works just like a TAP card; just tap on the target each time you board a bus or train.

Eligibility Requirements 

Cal State LA undergraduate students enrolled in 8 or more units, or graduate students enrolled in 6 or more units are eligible to purchase a Metro U-Pass. You must have a Cal State LA Golden Eagle ID card.

How To Apply

  1. Click on the Metro registration survey link https://lametro.formstack.com/forms/upass_csula and complete the required survey.
  1. Bring your Cal State LA Golden Eagle card and proof of survey completion to the Parking & Transportation Service Center located in Lot 3 during business hours (Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm).
  1. Come prepared to pay $95 for your Spring U-Pass.

 

FAQ’s

Can I use the U-Pass on Metrolink trains? 

  • No, 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.  U-Pass is not valid on Metrolink.

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

  • Sales are final - 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?

  • No, 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.  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?

  • No, you have to be enrolled in 6 units or more 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.

My tap card is not working after trying many times.

  • If you have tapped your U-Pass and is not accepted upon boarding, call 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 a lost U-Pass.  Bring your new Cal State LA ID when replacing a U-Pass.

 

Note: Semester U-Pass is valid from January 17 to May 26. 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 Commuter Services via email or call (323) 343-5277.

Follow Cal State Los Angeles Parking and Transportation on Facebook,  Twitter @CSULA_Park, Instagram @CSULA_Parking, and Snapchat @CalStateLA_Park  

 

 

 

       Take the U-Pass Rider Survey


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Commuter Services Office
Hours and Location:

Public Safety Building
(323) 343-5277
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm


Parking & Transporation Center
Hours and Location:
Lot 3
(323) 343-6118
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

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