To apply for a Semester Fare Card, click on the graphic below:
To Receive Your Fare Card:
- Your Fare Card is mailed to you at the address you provide when you apply online.
- You must have a valid UCID card, as we use your UCID photo and place it on your Fare Card.
- UC Metro Discount Card: $53 per student per semester; and $160 per employee per semester for first/initial card request in each semester.
- EZ Ride Discount Card: No cost to student or employee for first/initial card request in each semester.
- Replacement Card: Students and employees who lose the first/initial UC Metro or EZ Ride Discount Card issued to them for a semester must pay $50 when registering to request a replacement card for that same semester.
Program Details and Information:
UC Bike Share
Car Share (zipcar)
Local Taxi Service
- TANK bus system (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky)
- Clermont Transportation Connection (Clermont County, OH)
About the UC*Metro Program
The UC*Metro Program offers discount transportation options to eligible UC students and UC employees for use when riding Metro regional buses or Access mini-buses. The Program is funded by UC Administration and UC Student Government, and administered by UC Facilities Management Department. Eligible participants register online to receive a personalized, semester discount card for use onboard Metro and Access vehicles.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), which operates regional Metro buses and smaller Access mini-buses (origin-to-destination transportation for people whose disabilities prevent them from riding Metro buses.) Metro provides about 17 million rides per year in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Important Program Dates
Spring Semester 2015
- REGISTRATION CONTINUES THROUGH - April 20, 2015
- LAST DAY TO USE Spring Semester bus passes - Sunday, May 10, 2015
Summer Semester 2015
- REGISTRATION BEGINS - April 24, 2015
- FIRST DAY TO USE Summer Semester bus passes - Monday May 11, 2015
- LAST DAY TO USE Summer Semester bus passes - Sunday, August 23, 2015