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.

Please see the UW Bothell or UW Tacoma for their separate U-PASS programs. Harborview employees should check their intranet or call 206-744-3254.

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Other commuting resources

Want to get some exercise on your way to work? Check out our walking and biking tips, including where you can find showers on campus.

Thinking about driving? Consider joining a carpool or vanpool to save time and money.

We also offer a variety of parking products for faculty and staff, including cost-saving options such as pay-per-use parking or Daily permits. Most parking products can be purchased online; see the customer portal guide for more information.

Other UW resources: