Spring/Summer 2017 ASM Bus Pass Distribution at Now at StudentPrint;
Fall 2017 Passes Available August 28th
Spring/Summer 2017 Bus Passes are available through the summer at StudentPrint. StudentPrint is on the 3rd floor of the Student Activity Center, 333 East Campus Mall. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. StudentPrint is also the place to go to purchase replacement passes or exchange defective ones. You must bring your current, valid Wiscard with you to pick up a bus pass. For more complete program rules, please see below.
Please note that StudentPrint will close early on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 7, 8, and 9. On those days, StudentPrint will be open from 10 am to 1:30 pm.
Students enrolled in classes during the Spring or Summer semesters and paying student segregated fees at UW Madison for those semesters are eligible for a Spring/Summer pass. Students entering the University for the Fall Semester are not eligible for a pass until the Fall Semester pass becomes valid on August 28th.
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.
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) Printed maps and schedules are available on the buses and at StudentPrint.
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.
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.
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.