Metropass - discounted staff/faculty unlimited transit pass

Order a Metropass
The buspass system is unavailable from 1-5 am nightly (server maintenance).

Lost your Metropass? Request a replacement.

Features
  • Unlimited rides – 24/7
  • Valid until you cancel
  • Good on all regular route bus lines and light rail
    • Additional fare may be needed for Northstar #888
      • Stored value MUST be added to U-Pass to cover the difference in fare between the $3 that U-Pass covers and the actual fare price
      • Without stored value added to U-Pass, the reader will not accept U-Pass and the rider has to pay full fare
  • Qualifies you for the Guaranteed Ride Home program
Payment
  • Cost is $76 per month (as of October 2010)
  • Charges are deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis (in some cases, pass holders will be billed for their pass on a quarterly basis)

Eligibility — Staff/faculty must:
  • Be on the University of Minnesota payroll
  • Work at least 20 hours a week
  • Possess a valid U Card

How to Use a Bus Pass

Pick-up 

Passes can be picked up at the PTS main office (Room 300, Transportation and Safety Building, 511 Washington Avenue SE) or mailed. You’ll be notified via e-mail when the pass is ready.

Damaged, Lost or Stolen Passes

Fill out the online form to obtain a replacement pass. You will receive an e-mail when it is ready. Replacements can be picked up at the PTS main office (Transportation Safety Building, 511 Washington Avenue SE, 3rd floor).

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, call 612-626-7275 or e-mail buspass@umn.edu.

How to Cancel a Bus Pass

Cancellation — Passes can be cancelled at any time. Cancel your Metropass by mailing or dropping it off to our office, including a signed sheet of paper with the requested effective date of cancel, your name, employee ID number, and signature. If you cancel, you must wait 60 days before you are eligible again.

Payroll deductions will continue until we receive the buspass and letter. If you leave the University without turning in your pass, you will be billed for its street value until the contract is terminated in our system.

Pick Up Your Pass

Here's a quick tip for you!

The fastest way to get your new Metropass is to pick it up at the Transportation & Safety Building on the East Bank campus.

Watch your email for a message telling you it's ready for pick-up.



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