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UC*Metro Program


The UC*Metro EZ Ride program allows members of the UC community to take local bus transportation at a substantial discount.


APPLY for your EZ Ride Metro Card 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:


  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


Metro Bus Images
The places you can go with Metro......
See some suggestions below for a few of the many destinations available to you with your new UC*Metro EZ Ride card. 
Only $1 a ride and 50-cents per transfer.
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.


  • EZ Ride Fare 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.

Other Local Transportation Options:

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

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

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About the UC*Metro Program

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.

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.