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UC*Metro Program


APPLY for your semester bus pass here.

Note: You must have a valid UC Photo Identification Card in order for our Program to create and mail you a semester bus pass.  Your name and UCID photo will be imprinted on your bus pass.  If you do not have a UCID card, please go to UC Public Safety to request one.

Follow Instructions Below:

  1. CHOOSE your bus pass type (EZ Ride Fare Card or UC Metro Fare Card)
  3. INCLUDE your apartment OR residence hall room number, at the end of your street address
    (example:  123 MAIN ST, APT 4)
  4. VERIFY your US Postal Service zip code
  5. PROVIDE an accurate email address
  6. ENTER payment information (if required)
  7. RECEIVE an application confirmation by email
  8. ALLOW 5 to 7 business days for your bus pass to be delivered to you through the US Postal Service
  9. CONTACT: Marie.Sutthoff@uc.edu with any questions and be sure to include your UCID card number (M-number)

UC*Metro Program Dates and Details:

semester chart

Cost You Pay to Acquire a Fare Card:

  • UC Metro Fare Card:  $53 per student per semester; and $160 per employee per semester for first/initial card requested in each semester. Zone 1 transportation is at no cost; but rider must pay all zone fees onboard when traveling outside of Zone 1.
  • EZ Ride Fare Card:  No cost to student or employee for first/initial card request in each semester. All rides are $1.00, payable onboard when traveling in any Zone; rider may purchase a $0.50 transfer, if needed.
  • Replacement Fare Cards:  Students and employees who lose the first/initial UC Metro or EZ Ride Fare Card issued to them during any semester must pay an additional $50 when applying online for a replacement card.

Other Local Transportation Options:

Rideshare Ohio
Car Share (zipcar)
Local Taxi Service
Intercity Transportation Options

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To be "Eligible" to participate in the program, a UC student must be:

1.       Enrolled in classes   AND

2.       Possess a valid UC Photo Identification Card (from UC Public Safety)

Please be certain to meet both of these criteria.

Maps of Metro Bus Stop Locations Near University of Cincinnati Campuses (pdf)

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