Fall 2020 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 U-Pass Available August 17, 2020

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 Foothill Silverstreak, Culver City Bus, GTrans, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit, and Big Blue Bus.

The Fall 2020 Metro U-Pass is $125.00 and is valid from August 24, 2020, to January 17, 2021, a total of 21 weeks.

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

NOTE: 

  • Beginning September 14th, U-Passes will continue to be sold at a prorated rate for the remainder of the semester. (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.
  • 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.

Fall 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.
  • Students cannot own a parking permit concurrently.
  • Students must Complete the Metro registration survey.

Fall 2020 U-Pass Proration Schedule

Fall U-Pass Pricing

Date Purchased

Price 

Duration (#of weeks U-Pass  is valid)

Aug.17 - Sept. 13, 2020

$125.00 21

Sept 14 - Sept 20, 2020

$121.50 18

Sept 21 - Sept 27, 2020

$114.75

17

Sept 28 - Oct 4, 2020

$108.00

16

Oct 5 - Oct 11, 2020

$101.25

15

Oct 12 - Oct 18, 2020

$94.50

14

Oct 19 - Oct 25, 2020

$87.75

13

Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2020

$81.00

12

Nov 2 - Nov 8, 2020

$74.25

11

Nov 9 - Nov 15, 2020

$67.50

10

Nov 16 - Nov 22, 2020

$60.75

19

Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2020

$54.00

8

Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2020

$47.25

7

Dec 7 - Dec 13, 2020

$40.50

6

Dec 14 - Dec 20, 2020

$33.75

5

Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2020

$27.00

4

Dec 28, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

$20.25

3

Jan 4 - Jan 10, 2021

$13.5

2

Jan 11 Jan 17, 2021

$6.75

1

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Cal State LA Commuter Services at [email protected] or call (323) 343-5277.

Note: The U-Pass is a Metro Transit item and is sold as a non-refundable item. 

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 Foothill Silverstreak, 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?

New for Fall 2020, U-Pass is now valid on Foothill Silverstreak (the U-Pass is not valid on any other Foothill lines).  It's also accepted on 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 the 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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