The UWL Student Association, UWL 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 2018, MTU buses have provided over two million 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 UWL 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-UWL student can ride at regular fare.


General Hours of Service for Fare Free Ride

Monday - Friday 5:10 a.m. - 10:40 p.m.
Saturday 7:40 a.m. - 7:40 p.m.
Sunday 7:40 a.m. - 6:40 p.m.

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.