Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass)
Edmonton Transit partners wth regional transit service providers St. Albert Transit (StAT) and Strathcona County Transit (SCT), to offer a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) program to eligible students at the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
The U-Pass provides eligible students with unlimited travel on regular ETS service (including DATS), as well as on St. Albert Transit and Strathcona County transit systems.
ETS U-Pass FAQ
UofA U-Pass FAQ
NAIT U-Pass FAQ
MacEwan U-Pass FAQ
U-Pass - Stickers and Validity
- U-Pass stickers are available from participating institutions in August for Fall session (September – December) and early December for Winter term (January – April).
- U-Pass stickers are issued by the institution for each term and are placed on student photo identification cards issued by the post-secondary institution.
- The current U-Pass sticker on the student card is the U-Pass. It must be displayed upon boarding to bus operators and must be with the student at all times on the LRT.
- There is NO grace period for U-Pass. Students attempting to use transit services with a U-Pass outside the validity period risk a $250 fine for fare evasion. If you do not have a valid U-Pass sticker on your student card, you are required to pay regular fare for transit service.
2013 Spring/Summer Term U-Pass Information
For qualifying University of Alberta undergraduate and graduate students ONLY, the Spring/Summer U-Pass is valid from May 1 to August 31, 2013. Spring/Summer Term 2012 U-Pass stickers are available at the University of Alberta campus for student pick up starting mid-April. Fall U-Pass will commence September 1 for all participating institutions.
Please note that there is no grace period for U-Pass. Students must have a valid U-Pass sticker on their student photo ID when using transit or risk a $250 fine for fare evasion. If you do not have a valid sticker, please pay the regular cash fare for transit service.
U-Pass Expiry Dates
For information regarding sticker distribution locations on campus:
If your institution is not part of the U-Pass program, please contact your students’ association to indicate your interest and for further information on participation.
2012 Transit Service Information
For Edmonton Transit service to University of Alberta, MacEwan and NAIT Campuses:
Please note that there is no grace period for U-Pass.You must have the proper sticker attached to your ID card prior to using transit. If you do not have the sticker, please pay the regular cash fare for transit service. U-Pass stickers become valid on the first day of the month which begins the applicable school term. Students traveling on buses and LRT who continue to use their U-Pass beyond the expiry date risk a $250 fine for fare evasion.
Regional Transit Service
Students riding St. Albert Transit (StAT) should call 780-418-6060 for service and student pass information. Students riding Strathcona Transit (SCT) should call the Transit Center Customer Service line at 780-449-9719 for service and student pass information.
Please Note: ETS transit service to the outlying communities of Leduc (Route 590), Fort Saskatchewan (Route 198) and Spruce Grove (Route 197) is contracted service only, and is NOT included in U-Pass program.
For more detailed information:
Additional information on U-Pass
Report on U-Pass Performance during the 3 year Pilot Program
(October 14, 2009 City Council Meeting)
Report on University of Alberta U-Pass to City of Edmonton's Transportation and Public Works Committee
(October 10, 2006 Transportation and Public Works Committee Meeting)
Report on MacEwan U-Pass to City of Edmonton's Transportation and Public Works Committee
(November 7, 2006 Transportation and Public Works Committee Meeting)
For more information:
Contact Customer Services