Welcome to the UW! Whether you take transit from Tukwila, bike from Bothell or drive from Duvall, Transportation Services is here to help with your commute.
Transit & U-PASS
The U-PASS is a bus pass plus more. Loaded right onto the Husky Card, the U-PASS provides members with unlimited rides on regional buses, commuter trains, light rail and water taxis as well as discounts on vanpools, carpools and other special offers.
The Employee U-PASS is available for purchase by UW faculty and staff who are employed in permanent positions and working at least 20 hours a week. The fee is $25 per pay period, or $150 per quarter. There are also options for temporary and part-time employees. Certain employees may be eligible for a fully subsidized U-PASS. To determine if you are eligible, visit the Labor Relations website.
Your U-PASS will be ready for use within 24 to 48 hours after you purchase it or become eligible. To activate it, tap your Husky Card on any ORCA card reader within 60 days of getting it.
- What the U-PASS covers and how to use it
- Using your U-PASS on light rail
- Emergency ride home
- Transit tips & popular routes
- Troubleshooting & lost cards
Other commuting resources
Want more help? We offer individualized commute planning for all members of the UW community.