The UW-L Student Association, UW-L Administration, and MTU worked together to bring UW-La Crosse students and employees the U-PASS program. The Program has two parts: daily unlimited, fare free passage on all MTU bus routes and the Safe Ride - a safe ride between downtown and campus during evening hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Safe Ride began with the Fall 2000-01 Semester and the daily fare free MTU service for students kicked off with the Spring 2000-01 Semester. The MTU bus service was expanded to include faculty and staff in September 2001.
From the fall of 2000 through 2011, MTU buses have provided over 1,473,367 rides for students!
The UW-La Crosse U-PASS program for students is provided by your Student Association and includes unlimited access to any Municipal Transit Utility (MTU) bus -anytime, anywhere! Just show your UW-L Student I.D. card to the bus driver and you're ready to go anywhere you like. The cost of the program is included in your student fees. Any non-UW-L student can ride at regular fare.
Effective September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013 UW-L bus passes are $75 per year. Employees can take advantage of pre-tax payroll deduction and elect two payments of $37.50. Complete the U-PASS Payment Authorization Form, print and sign the form, and take it to the Cashier's Office, 121 Graff Main Hall, to receive your UW-L bus pass. Questions about the program can be sent to Vickie Baer, Administration and Finance, 785-8021.
|General Hours of
Service for Fare Free Ride
|Monday - Friday||5:10 am - 10:40 pm|
|Saturday||7:40 am - 7:40 pm|
|Sunday||7:40 am - 6:40 pm|
Route Information to Valley View Mall, Downtown La Crosse, Transit Center, and Wal-Mart on the Southside, click here.
For more information on MTU Routes, please check out the MTU website or call 608-789-7350.
* Buses run every half hour on Saturday and Sunday
ONLY when school is in session.
Buses run every hour in the summer months.