Summer 2021 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.


Summer 2021 U-Pass

Summer 2021 U-Pass will be available May 31st at the Transportation Center

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, Foothill Transit Silver Streak (between El Monte and Union Station only) 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 2021 Metro U-Pass is $81.00 and is valid from May 31, 2021, to August 22, 2021, a total of 12 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 2021 U-Pass Proration Schedule below. Don't miss out on getting your Spring U-Pass!

 

NOTE: 

  • 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 coverings 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. 

Spring U-Pass Eligibility Requirements

  • Program is for currently enrolled Cal State LA students.
  • Students need to be enrolled in the Summer 2021 semester.
  • 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 2021 U-Pass Proration Schedule

Date Purchased  Price  Weeks Valid

May 31, 2021 - June 6, 2021

 $ 81.00

12 Weeks

June 7, 2021 - June 13, 2021

 $ 74.25

11 Weeks

June 14, 2021 - June 20, 2021

 $ 67.50

10 Weeks

June 21, 2021 - June 27, 2021

 $ 60.75

9 Weeks

June 28, 2021 - July 4, 2021

 $ 54.00

8 Weeks

July 5, 2021 - July 11, 2021

 $ 47.25 7 Weeks

July 12, 2021 - July 18, 2021

 $ 40.50

6 Weeks

July 19, 2021 - July 25, 2021

 $ 33.75

5 Weeks

July 26, 2021 - August 1, 2021

 $ 27.00

4 Weeks

Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 8, 2021

 $ 20.25

3 Weeks

Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021

 $ 13.50

2 Weeks

Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021

 $ 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 (between El Monte and Union Station only) and is not valid on any other Foothill lines. However, the U-Pass is valid for all local Metro bus and rail, 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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