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Bruin U-Pass

With the April 2023 passage of the UCLA undergraduate student transit pass referendum, undergrads have fare-free access to select transit agencies throughout LA County including those serving UCLA through the new Bruin U-Pass program. Students can enjoy unlimited rides on the local lines serving UCLA: Los Angeles Metro bus and rail linesSanta Monica Big Blue Bus, and Culver CityBus; the four commuter lines with direct access to campus: Antelope Valley TransitSanta Clarita TransitLong Beach Transit, and LADOT Commuter Expressand more!

This new Bruin U-Pass transit program allows students to commute to campus or travel throughout Los Angeles County without a car. To learn more about how to maximize your new pass, visit our U-See-LA Without A Car webpage.

Please note all Bruin U-Pass requests require a new TAP card and will replace any previously issued UCLA TAP cards. UCLA undergraduate students can follow these steps to obtain a Bruin U-Pass:

  1. Log in to BruinTAP for Transit using your UCLA Logon ID.
  2. Complete the federally mandated one-time Metro survey.
  3. Select Bruin U-Pass and method of delivery.
  4. To use your pass, tap your card at a farebox and enjoy unlimited transit rides!

Passes must be renewed on a quarterly basis in order to remain active. More information about Bruin U-Pass can be found in the FAQ section below.

 

Quarter                                                     requisition dates                                     Effective Dates                                            
Winter 2024 12/11/23 - 3/10/24 12/25/23 - 3/24/24
Spring 2024 3/11/24 - 6/2/24 3/25/24 - 6/16/24

Bruin U-Pass FAQs

All registered undergraduate students at UCLA who are paying the Universal Access Transit Pass Fee are eligible for a Bruin U-Pass.

A referendum was passed during the USAC elections in the spring of 2023 that raised undergraduate student fees by $3.30 per quarter. The fare-free pass is made possible by this fee along with a subsidy from UCLA Transportation.

Included in your Bruin U-Pass is unlimited access to select transit agencies throughout LA County listed below including those serving the UCLA campus: Los Angeles Metro bus and rail linesSanta Monica Big Blue BusCulver CityBusAntelope Valley TransitSanta Clarita TransitLong Beach Transit, and LADOT Commuter Express
 

transit agencies routes
Antelope Valley Transit Authority All Local Lines
Commuter Lines 785, 786, and 787
Culver CityBus All
Foothill Transit All Local Lines
Silver Streak to Metro J Line (Silver)
Gardena Transit All
LADOT DASH A, B, C, D, E, and F
Commuter Express 142, 409, 419, 422, 423, 431, 437, 438, 448, 534, 549, 573, and 574
Long Beach Transit All Local and Express Lines
Metro All (excluding Metrolink)
Montebello Bus Lines  All
Norwalk Transit System All
Pasadena Transit All
Santa Clarita Transit Local Lines 1-644
Express Lines 757, 791, 792, 794, 796, 797, and 799
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus All
Torrance Transit All

UCLA undergraduate students can follow these steps to obtain a Bruin U-Pass:

1.  Log in to BruinTAP for Transit using your UCLA Logon ID.
2.  Complete the federally mandated one-time Metro survey.
3.  Select Bruin U-Pass and your method of the delivery. You will receive an email with a confirmation number. 
4.  To use your card, simply tap your card at a farebox and enjoy your unlimited transit pass!

The Bruin U-Pass is valid for each quarter that the undergraduate student is enrolled and paying the Universal Access Transit Pass Fee (excluding summer quarter). Passes must be renewed on a quarterly basis in order to remain active.

Students with an existing UCLA-subsidized transit pass cannot load the Bruin U-Pass onto their TAP card and must obtain a new card.

If your TAP card has been lost, stolen, or damaged please log onto the Transit Portal to purchase a replacement TAP card for $2. Once you have purchased your replacement TAP card online, please go to the Central Ticket Office to pick up your card.