Spring 2022 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.


Spring 2022 U-Pass

Spring 2022 U-Pass will be available to purchase on January 3, 2022

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 all Foothill Transit local buses county-wide and the Foothill Silverstreak (at all departing stations), Culver City Bus, Gardena Transit, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit and Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus.

The Spring 2022 Metro U-Pass is $125.00 and is valid from January 17, 2022, to May 29, 2022, a total of 19 weeks. The U-Pass program is subsidized by Metro, The University-Student Union, Cal State L.A. Transportation Services, and the Student Success Fee. Don't miss out on getting your Spring U-Pass!  

 

Please note the following:

  • L.A. Metro will resume collecting fare on buses beginning January 10, 2022.
  • This program is for currently enrolled Cal State LA students only
  • U-Passes will continue to be sold at a prorated rate throughout the semester (see schedule below). 
  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements at the time of purchase. 
  • Must have Cal State LA ID when purchasing and/or retrieving your 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.​

 

IMPORTANT:  Due to COVID-19 and campus protocols, U-Pass purchases will only be available online for the spring semester.

Renew Your U-Pass (for students who previously purchased a U-Pass card)

  • Purchase your spring U-Pass online beginning January 3, 2022, through the Parking Portal via MyCalStateLA or at calstatela.aimsparking.com
  • Your U-Pass will automatically reload effective January 17, 2022.
  • If you lost your U-Pass, you must pay the replacement fee before receiving clearance to purchase a new pass.  Please contact [email protected] for further information.

 

First Time To U-Pass?

  • Complete the Metro Survey (this is mandatory for first-time participation in the program)
  • Wait for an email from [email protected] with instructions on purchasing your U-Pass
  • Pick up your U-Pass in-person at the Department of Public Safety, building 46.  Dates and hours will be sent to you via email upon purchase
  • You may begin using your U-Pass once activated

For additional questions on U-Pass, please contact Commuter Services at (323) 343-5277.

Remember that Metro requires all passengers to wear non-medical masks or other facial covering and maintain appropriate social distance from other passengers. 

Please view the Spring 2022 U-Pass Proration Schedule below.  

Spring 2022 U-Pass Proration Schedule

Date Purchased  Price  Weeks Valid

January 3 - January 23, 2022

 $ 125.00

19 Weeks

January 24 - January 30, 2022 $121.50 18 Weeks

January 31 - February 6, 2022

 $ 114.75

17 Weeks

February 7 - February 13, 2022

 $ 108.00

16 Weeks

February 14 - February 20, 2022

 $ 101.25

15 Weeks

February 21 - February 27, 2022

 $ 94.50

14 Weeks

February 28 - March 6, 2022

 $ 87.75

13 Weeks

March 7 - March 13, 2022

 $ 81.00

12 Weeks

March 14 - March 20, 2022

 $ 74.25

11 Weeks

March 21 - March 27, 2022

 $ 67.50

10 Weeks

March 28 - April 3, 2022

 $ 60.75

9 Weeks

April 4 - April 10, 2022

 $ 54.00

8 Weeks

April 11 - April 17, 2022

 $ 47.25 7 Weeks
April 18 - April 24, 2022

 $ 40.50

6 Weeks

April 25 - May 1, 2022

 $ 33.75

5 Weeks

May 2 - May 8, 2022

 $ 27.00

4 Weeks

May 9 - May 15, 2022

 $ 20.25

3 Weeks

May 16 - May 22, 2022

 $ 13.50

2 Weeks

May 23 - May 29, 2022

 $ 6.75

1 Week

 

 

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 Silver Streak (between El Monte and Union Station only), 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?

Currently, the U-Pass is valid on the Foothill Silver Streak and on all Foothill Transit local lines. The U-Pass is also valid for all local Metro bus and rail, Culver City Bus, Gardena Bus Lines, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit, and Santa Monica 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?

Contact Commuter Services via email or at (323) 343-5754. 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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