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Facilities Management

UC*Metro Program

CLICK BELOW TO APPLY FOR A SEMESTER FARE CARD....:

RIDER RESOURCES

Real-Time Bus Information via GPS Technology:

  1. Online - Real-Time Bus Tracker
  2. On phone - Real-Time InfoLine: Dial  513-621-4455
  3. Mobile Apps & User-Created Resources

Metro Website:  www.go-metro.com

To Receive Your Semester Fare Card:

  • Your Semester Fare Card is mailed to you at the address you provide when you apply online. 
  • Your Fare Card will be personalized for you and have your name and UCID photo placed on it.
  • You must have a valid UCID card, or we will be unable to provide you with a Discount Fare Card.

Cost You Pay for a Semester Fare Card:

  • UC Metro Fare Card:  $53 per student per semester; and $160 per employee per semester for first/initial card request in each semester.
  • EZ Ride Fare Card:  No cost to student or employee for first/initial card request in each semester.
  • Replacement Fare Cards:  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.

Other Local Transportation Options:

UC Bike Share
Car Share (zipcar)
UC NightRide
Rideshare Ohio
Local Taxi Service

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Program Details and Information:

Important Program Dates

Summer Semester 2015

  • FARE CARD REGISTRATION CONTINUES THROUGH - July 27, 2015
  • LAST DAY TO USE Summer Semester bus passes - Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fall Semester 2015

  • FARE CARD REGISTRATION BEGINS - August 1, 2015
  • FIRST DAY TO USE Fall Semester bus passes - Monday, August 24, 2015
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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 fare card for use onboard Metro and Access vehicles.

Metro Vehicles

Metro Bus and Access Mini-Bus

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.

Contact the UC*Metro Program:

Administrator:

Marie Sutthoff
Program Director, UC Facilities Management
Phone:  513-556-4319;  email:  Marie.Sutthoff@uc.edu

To expedite service, please provide your name and UCID card number (M-number) when contacting us.