UC*Metro Program

THE UC*METRO EZ RIDE PROGRAM HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 6 MONTHS
Registration for Metro EZ Ride Fall Semester cards is currently active.
These new cards will be good for August 16–February 15

The UC*Metro Program offers discount transportation options for eligible enrolled 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.

Eligibility

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

  1. Be 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.

EZ Ride Discount Card 

No cost to student or employee. All rides are $1.00, payable onboard when traveling in any Zone; rider may purchase a $0.50 transfer, if needed.

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.

  1. ALL BUS PASSES ARE MAILED TO CARDHOLDERS
  2. INCLUDE your apartment OR residence hall room number, at the end of your street address
    (example:  123 MAIN ST, APT 4)
  3. VERIFY your US Postal Service zip code
  4. PROVIDE an accurate email address
  5. ALLOW 7-10 business days for your bus pass to be delivered to you through the US Postal Service

The places you can go with Metro

Fun Facts

  • All new Cincinnati Metro buses are driven 2,388 miles from Livermore, California to Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Metro buses drive about 10 million miles each year.
  • Metro's Rt. 43 travels the most miles every year clocking in 808k miles.
  • A new Metro bus weighs 39,440 pounds.
  • Buses have been servicing Cincinnati since 1926.
  • Taking public transit is 90% safer than commuting by car.

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.