Spring 2017 ASM Bus Passes Available Monday, January 9

Distribution of Spring 2017 Passes begins Monday, January 9th at 10 am. ASM Bus Passes are good for unlimited use of Metro Transit bus routes. Metro Transit runs fixed route and paratransit service covering most of the Madison metropolitan area seven days a week. Metro runs frequent service to and around campus, and also serves most major employment, shopping, health and recreation centers in the Madison region.

From January 9th through January 27, we’ll distribute passes at Union South and at the Student Activity Center, 333 East Campus Mall, 4th floor. Hours are 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Please note that during the week of January 9th, the SAC does not open to the public until 10 am.

We will be closed on Monday, January 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Remember that to pick up your pass, you must bring your current, valid WisCard, and you must be registered for classes at UW-Madison. For more complete program rules, see below.

After January 27th, bus pass distribution moves to StudentPrint, which is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Activity Center. StudentPrint is also the location where we sell replacement passes, and exchange defective passes.

Maps and schedules for every Metro Transit bus route are available online, and there is an interactive page where you can fill in your location and destination and find the best route and schedule for you. There are also links to a variety of free apps for Android, IPhones and Windows. If you prefer to talk to someone directly call Metro Customer Service at 266-4466 (TTY: 267-1143)

Paratransit Service
Your ASM Bus Pass is also good for paratransit services, which are transportation services adapted to the special needs of people with temporary or long-term disabilities. Click here for more information and the application.

Program Rules:

This pass is for your use, and your use only. To be eligible for an ASM Bus Pass you must be enrolled as a student paying student segregated fees for the appropriate semester at UW-Madison and show a valid, current UW ID (WisCard) before you will be issued an ASM Bus pass. You must sign your pass legibly upon receipt. Unsigned passes will not be exchanged or refunded. Passes are subject to confiscation by appropriate authorities including StudentPrint staff and Metro Transit drivers.

You must carry your WisCard with you when you ride Metro Transit. Drivers may ask at any time to inspect your pass and your ID, and confiscate passes, signed or unsigned, which appear to have been altered, and from riders unable to provide a matching WisCard.

Passes may not be bought, sold, “loaned” or exchanged outside of official distribution channels.

Appropriately registered students are entitled to one pass per period. Spring semester and summer intersession count together count as one period. Fall passes will be available on the first day of the faculty contract year. In 2016, that date is Monday, August 29. Please note that Fall 2016 passes will not be available to students before the start of the fall term on August 29, even for those enrolled in programs which have set earlier Fall start dates, such as the Medical School and some graduate and professional school pre-enrollment training courses.

If your pass is defective, you may exchange it for a new one at StudentPrint. You must turn in the defective pass to StudentPrint to receive a new one. Defective passes will not count against your quota for replacement passes.

If you lose or destroy your pass, you may purchase one replacement per semester. There is a $20 fee for a replacement pass. Keep your receipt. If you find your first pass within a month, and turn in the receipt and original pass to StudentPrint, you may be issued a refund. Please note that refunds are issued by mail, not at StudentPrint, and processing refunds may take two weeks or so. If you have further questions, please see our FAQ page for more information.

Accessible Shuttle Service

An Acessible Circulator Shuttle provides supplemental service to the campus bus for those with mobility issues.  The shuttle only serves campus buildings, and operates Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. during fall and spring UW class sessions and exam periods. No service on UW holidays, weekends, winter break, spring break or in summer. The shuttle offers both door to door and fixed route service, and is contracted to Badger Bus. For more information on how to use this service, see http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/permit_disabled.aspx This service is sponsored jointly by ASM and UW Transportation Services.

UW and UW Hospital, and Emeriti Employees have their own pass program. This program includes many visiting scholars, researchers and fellows. If you are not eligible for an ASM Pass, you might qualify for an employee pass. However, if you are a student hourly or graduate assistant, you do not qualify for an employee pass, and you must be enrolled for the term during which you are employed to qualify for a student pass.

Frequently Asked Questions about the ASM Bus Pass
Every web site requires at least one FAQ page. For more information about eligibility, lost and stolen passes or other questions please see the FAQ page or call 263-3950.