Bus Pass

Fall 2016 ASM Bus Passes Available Starting August 29

From Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 16, passes will be available as follows:

Student Activity Center at 333 East Campus Mall 4th Floor or
Union South Box Office
10:00am to 6:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 5

If you need to use the bus before August 29 and do not have a Spring/Summer pass, Metro Transit has a number of discount programs which might meet your needs in the interim. For more information on these, please see http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/fares/ for more information. These passes can be ordered by mail or purchased in person; here on campus, both the University Bookstore and the UW Hospital Gift Shop are sales outlets for Metro Transit

During the week before classes start and the first two weeks of the semester, students may pick up passes on the 4th floor of the SAC, or at Union South. After that passes will still be available but distribution moves back to StudentPrint for the remainder of the semester. The first day for pickup at StudentPrint will be September 19. StudentPrint hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm; it is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Activity Center at 333 East Campus Mall.

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.

Students abusing the bus pass privilege may be charged with non-academic misconduct. You must sign your pass legibly upon receipt. Unsigned passes will not be exchanged or refunded. Unsigned passes are subject to confiscation by appropriate authorities including StudentPrint staff and Metro Transit drivers. Passes may not be bought, sold, “loaned” or exchanged outside of official distribution channels. This pass is for your use, and your use only.

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 tampered with or which are unsigned, and from riders unable to provide a matching WisCard.

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.

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 six to eight weeks. If you have further questions, please see our FAQ page for more information.

Metro Transit runs fixed route and paratransit service covering most of the Madison metropolitan area seven days a week. Metro runs frequent service to campus as well as most major employment, shopping, health and recreation centers.

Maps and schedules for every 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

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.