Metro U-Pass Pilot Program

LMU has partnered with Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or METRO) to increase student access to public transportation services. The U-Pass Program offers eligible students unlimited rides on Metro's rails and bus lines and is designed to streamline the process of purchasing college student discount fares. See below for eligibility requirements.

Once you have purchased a U-Pass, you'll receive a card featuring smart-chip technology. It's good for unlimited rides on all Metro bus and rail, LADOT-DASH, Culver City transit, Torrance Transit and Big Blue Bus.

Eligibility Requirements


  1. Complete Metro's Disclaimer / Waiver Form
  2. Print or forward the confirmation email to
  3. Purchase semester U-Pass in person from the Parking Office
  4. Receive Metro U-Pass Tap Media (requires the Parking Office to apply the media to the participant's LMU OneCard)
  5. Begin riding Metro for cheap!

Schedules & Pricing

Spring passes are valid from 1/21/2019 through 6/2/2019 and are sold for a limited time at the start of each semester. The current price for a U-Pass sticker is $2 and is renewable each term.

U-Pass TermSemester PriceProration RateEffective DateExpiration Date
Summer 2019 $67.50 $4.50/wk 5/13/2019 8/25/2019
Fall 2019 $189.75 $8.25/wk 8/12/2019 1/19/2020

Lost or Stolen U-Pass Stickers

U-Pass stickers are replaceable at no charge minus the cost of the sticker. Failure to report a missing U-Pass sticker can result in the disqualification of the participant's eligibility for current and future U-Pass Terms.