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Deeply-discounted metro-area transit pass for students at just $100 a semester.

NOTE: Fall 2015 U-Pass sales start August 4 - always re-order BEFORE the new semester starts to avoid a gap in service.

This year marks the ninth year of the renewable U-Pass card (managed in collaboration between PTS and Metro Transit). With that anniversary, students who renew passes from early years may find that their cards will be replaced (at no additional fee). This technology renewal ensures continued uninterrupted transit service for our students. Thank you for your attention.

Order U-Pass
The buspass system is unavailable each night from 1-5 am for server maintenance.



Eligibility – Students must:


Summer 2015: May 17 - August 30 (on sale April 15)
Fall Semester 2015: August 31, 2015 - January 16, 2016 (on sale August 4, 2015)
Spring Semester 2016: January 19 - May 14, 2016 (on sale December 7, 2015)

Pick-up For fastest turnaround, pick up your pass at one of the distribution centers below. Passes can also be mailed before the stated cut-off date in the on-sale email.

Summer U-Pass

To qualify, students must:

Damaged, Lost or Stolen Passes

Fill out the online form to obtain a replacement card. Replacements can be picked up at either Coffman Memorial Union or St. Paul Student Center within a few hours. Customers requesting a replacement for a lost or stolen pass will be assessed a $7 fee. Damaged passes will be exchanged for a new one. If you have questions, contact the U-Pass coordinator at




Lost your U-Pass?
Request a replacement
The buspass system is unavailable each night from 1-5 am for server maintenance.

Renewing a U-Pass?
HELPFUL TIP: order your pass in advance! Our system needs three days to re-activate passes. If you use your pass early, the three day waiting period starts over. Plan ahead and order your U-Pass before you need to use it!

How to Use a Bus Pass


Metro Transit Trip Planner graphic

Grab a free Trip Tracker External Linkaccount and keep track of how many awesome ways you find to replace driving. Whether you take transit, bike most days, carpool, etc. – you can keep track of what you’re saving in:

Every month you log at least one trip (other than driving by yourself) in the Trip Tracker, you’re automatically entered in a monthly $100 gift card drawing.



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