Western Card Office
Student Bus Pass
The student card is now a bus pass!
Who qualifies for a bus pass?
Anyone taking 6 or more credits may receive a bus pass, since the fee becomes mandatory at 6 credits.
If you are taking between 1-5 credits, you may choose to OPT-IN.
Remember that your bus pass is active the entire academic year as long as you are taking 6 or more credits each quarter. WTA bus passes only need to be re-encoded at the beginning of each academic year and summer quarter.
OPT-IN: There is a $26.25 fee to purchase a bus pass, assessed quarterly. Just come in to our office and fill out a form to get a bus pass. (The Opt-In fee for Summer is $21.)
Please take care of your Western Card
Now that Western Cards are being used as bus passes, in addition to their use at dining facilities, the Recreation Center, and copy machines, it is more important than ever that you take good care of the card.
When not in use, please keep your card in a wallet or some other protected place, in order to protect it from premature wear. Excessive wear can result in the card failing to work, causing you inconvenience, and possibly costing you an $8 Replacement Fee.
How do I replace a bus pass/Western Card?
If you lost your bus pass, or it has stopped working, come to the Western Card Office for a replacement.
All you will need is your Western Card or a valid government issued photo ID.
Staff and Faculty
The Western Card Office only distributes student bus passes. Faculty/Staff bus passes are available online or by appointment at Transportation Services.
Your Western Card Does NOT Serve as an After Hours Parking Permit
If you are eligible for a bus pass, you can obtain a hang tag parking pass from the Parking Services office open Mon-Fri 7:15am-4:30pm.
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