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Alternative Transportation

Valley Metro Bus Pass

Parking & Transportation Services supports alternative transportation by providing subsidize U-Pass transit passes for Valley Metro bus and light rail system.

Please consider the use of mass transit methods as a cost-effective and convenient travel option. Doing so will lessen the amount of time you spend in traffic, decrease your vehicle emissions, and reduce parking demand on campus.

Riding with Valley Metro

Phoenix Biomedical Campus students and employees are eligible to purchase subsidized transit passes for unlimited rides on Valley Metro light rail and bus routes.

Valley Metro bus service is available across Maricopa County, with over 100 different lines operating throughout the day. Light Rail will connect seamlessly with the Valley Metro regional bus system.

Trip planning assistance, transit schedules and maps please visit

Transit Pass Options

Employee 07/01 - 06/30 subsidized full fare
Express/Rapid Platinum $632 $1264
Local Platinum $384 $768
student subsidized full fare
Academic Year
8/16/19 - 5/15/20
$100 $200
5/13/19 - 8/12/19
$77 $154

Bus Pass Renewal & New Requests

To renew, or request a Valley Metro bus pass, go to the parking portal and click on "Get Permits."  Follow the purchase prompts.  Your receipt will provide instructions on how to obtain your card.


The UA carpool matching program is administered through RideAmigos. UA students and employees can log in with their NetID to to find available carpool rides by entering travel dates, arrival times, and destination.

Eligible carpools consist of three or more individuals sharing one permit per carpool (members may register more than one vehicle) on the majority of their commute trips to campus. Carpoolers park in our Phoenix campus parking lot and share the cost of the parking permit. All members must have an affiliation with the University of Arizona. You may start a carpool with fewer than three people using Share The Ride services (see below) or  RideAmigos.

Contact our Alternative Transportation team for more information or (520) 626-2458.

Share the Ride

A free and secure online ride matching service brought to you by Valley Metro, the areas regional transit and rideshare agency. It provides an easy method of finding others who are interested in sharing the ride to the work site via carpool, vanpool or even someone you can bike with to work. Log on to: Receive guidance through the matching process. Using this service does not automatically make you eligible for the UA Carpool program. Contact our Alternative Transportation team for more information or (520) 626-2458.


RideAmigos is an online platform that helps you do more with your commute:

  1. Plan your trip into campus by entering your trip details. RideAmigos will provide you with commute options for carpooling, biking, walking, bus, or light rail customized to your commute.
  2. Reduce your transportation costs. Connect with others to find carpool matches, calculate your fuel and environmental savings, or discover alternative transportation options along your route.
  3. Log your trips and get prizes! Want a FitBit or Beats headphones? A UA t-shirt or sunglasses? Track your commute, earn points to get free stuff from the "Achievement Store."

Go to, and login with your NetID and password.