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ETS partners with regional transit service providers to offer a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) program to eligible students at the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and NorQuest College.

The U-Pass provides eligible students at participating institutions with unlimited travel on regular ETS service (including DATS), as well as on St. Albert Transit, Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove and Leduc municipal transit systems.

DATS registration is required prior to using the service, please contact 780-496-4567 or dats@edmonton.ca.

U-Pass - Stickers and Validity

  • U-Pass stickers are available from participating institutions in August for Fall session (September – December), early December for Winter term (January – April) and in April for Summer term (May - August), where applicable
  • 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
  • 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

Questions?

Refer to our U-Pass frequently asked questions.

U-Pass Expiry

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.

Students traveling on buses and LRT who continue to use their U-Pass beyond the expiry date risk a $250 fine for evasion.

Fall Term U-Pass: Valid August 29 - December 31

Winter Term U-Pass: Valid January 1 - April 30

Spring/Summer U-Pass: Valid May 1 - August 31

U-Pass Information - Institutions

For information regarding sticker distribution and U-Pass program information related to your institution check your institution's U-Pass webpages.

If your institution is not part of the U-Pass program, please contact your students' association to indicate your interest and for future information on participation.

Transit Service Information

For Edmonton Transit service to University of Alberta, MacEwan, NAIT and NorQuest College Campuses:

Regional Transit Service

For region-specific service and student pass information, contact:

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