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Metro U-Pass

Metro U-Pass

***NOTE: LOCAL METRO BUSSES ARE FREE TO RIDE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23, 2021. At that point, Metro will make a decision to see if they will start charging fare for the Metro Bus. PAYMENT WILL STILL BE REQUIRED FOR: Metro Rail, Culver City Bus, GTrans, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit, and Big Blue Bus.

Hello U-Pass Riders,

Fall 2021 U-Passes can now be purchased and renewed in person at the Ticket Office. The price is still $95 and it is valid from 8/16/21 through 1/23/22. To qualify for the Metro U-Pass, you must be enrolled in 6 or more units for undergraduate students and 3 or more units for graduate students. To purchase a U-Pass, please follow the steps below.

New Purchase

In Person:

  1. Bring your CSUN ID and provide us with your CSUN email address so that we can verify if you qualify for the $95 price.
  2. Complete the U-Pass Information form, which we will provide.
  3. We will put the loaded U-Pass sticker on the back of your CSUN ID and you can start using it as soon as it is valid.

Online:

  1. Log into myNorthridge portal.

  2. Click on the “Financial Matters” tab.

  3. Click on the “Purchase a CSUN Metro U-Pass” hyperlink.

  4. Select term (ex: “Fall”).

  5. Select “Purchase a New Metro U-Pass” and follow the steps.

  6. If this is your first time purchasing a U-Pass, complete the U-Pass Information form at https://lametro.formstack.com/forms/upass_csun. It is at the end of the U-Pass purchase process (please use your CSUN email address).

  7. Bring your CSUN ID, the email confirmation of your purchase, and screenshot of your completed survey to the Ticket Office where we will give you your U-Pass.

Renewal

In Person:

  1. Bring your CSUN ID and provide us with your CSUN email address so that we can verify if you qualify for the $95 price.
  2. We will load the pass onto your sticker and you can start using it as soon as it is valid.

Online:

  1. Log into myNorthridge portal.

  2. Click on the “Financial Matters” tab.

  3. Scroll down and click on “Purchase a CSUN Metro U-Pass.”

  4. Select term (ex: “Fall”).

  5. Select “Renew Existing Metro U-Pass” and follow the steps.

***For online renewals, after the transaction is completed, it will take 4-5 business days for Metro to activate your U-Pass.***

***If you would like us to upload your U-Pass renewal for you, you must come to the AS Ticket Office in person the same day that you renewed your U-Pass online***

For more information, visit csun.edu/as/student-transportation-guide/u-pass or email the AS Ticket Office at ticketoffice@csunas.org

Note: If you do not have the unit requirement to qualify for the $95 U-Pass and are enrolled in at least 1 unit at CSUN, you can purchase the U-Pass at the full price of $174.40. Please visit the AS Ticket Office located in the University Student Union to purchase your U-Pass.

The U-Pass is good for unlimited rides on Metro rail and bus, Culver City Bus, GTrans, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit and Big Blue Bus.


For Metro GradPass information, please click on tab above


The Metro U-Pass is a reduced-fare transit pass, offering students unlimited rides to campus, work, shopping, or anywhere they choose on any of Metro's bus or rail lines.

Metro U-Pass is valid from January 4, 2021 to May 30, 2021.

The Metro U-Pass are offered to students at a subsidy price of $95 for Spring 2021.

Eligibilty

CSUN undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or more units, or graduate students enrolled in 3 or more units are eligible to purchase a Metro U-Pass.

How to Purchase or Renew

  • Online: The Metro U-Pass can be purchased/renewed directly through the myNorthridge student portal under the Financial Matters tab.

  • In Person: The Metro U-Pass can be purchased/renewed at the AS Ticket Office located in the University Student Union. AS Ticket Office hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. ***NOTE: The Ticket Office is currently closed until further notice.

All-Door Boarding for Metro Rapid 744 bus line at CSUN Transit Station

To help expedite boardings along the Rapid 744 bus line, Metro has installed two TAP validators at the CSUN Transit Station.

If you have valid fare on your TAP card or have a Metro U-Pass, you can tap before you board:

  • Tap your card on the TAP dial.
  • Wait for the “beep” sound and “GO” message.
  • Board through any door.

If you are paying with cash, you must board through the front door.

Important: Only tap a validator if you are riding the Metro Rapid 744 bus line at CSUN transit station. For all other lines, tap onboard at fareboxes.

Tap your card on Metro's Tap stations

Rider Notes

The Metro U-Pass is good for unlimited rides on Metro rail and bus, Culver City Bus, GTrans, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit and Big Blue Bus. The Metro U-Pass is NOT valid on Metrolink.

If a rider uses two or more transit agencies, the Metro EZ monthly transit pass may be a better option. See the AS Ticket Office for more information about the Metro EZ Pass.

Commuting for the first time? You will get useful tips on how to plan your trip, buy a pass and ride the Metro bus system at Metro's website.

For questions about the Metro U-Pass and other transit options, please contact:
Metro — (213) 922-7983
AS Ticket Office — (818) 677-2488