Employee Bus Passes

FAll 2018 - we have a new bus pass system for your convenience!

Your Western ID card will be used as a bus pass.

  • You will no longer need a new bus pass card every quarter.
  • An academic year bus pass is once again available for purchase.

If your ID card was printed after June 28, 2017, it can be used as a bus pass in the WTA fare boxes.

If your ID was printed before June 28, 2017, you will need to take 1 of 2 actions: (1) Bring your existing ID card to VC 25 to have it reformatted (the magnetic strip will be rewritten); if the magnetic strip is damaged (2) visit the Western Card office for a new ID card.

Purchase and payment systems for the bus pass remain the same.

To purchase a bus pass use this e-sign form: Bus Pass Request Form

Paper forms are available in the Sustainable Transportation Office.

Cost to Employees

$23.00 per Quarter


$69.00 for the Academic Year (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Bus Pass Dates

Bus passes follow the academic schedule:

A bus pass may become valid for any quarter as early as the first day of Intersession preceding that quarter, with a bus pass charge for that quarter.

A bus pass for any quarter will remain active for 2 wks into the next quarter, before becoming inactive without a bus pass charge for the next quarter.

Bus Pass Payment Options

Payroll Deduction

  • This pre-tax payment option is for permanent employees currently receiving a paycheck. Contact the Sustainable Transportation Office if you are not sure if you are eligible for this option.

Cash, Debit, Online Payment, or Credit (fee for payment with credit)

  • When your esign form is received, the charge will be added to your account.
  • Once you have been notified that your esign form has been approved, pay for your bus pass in the Student Business Office (Old Main 110) via cash, check or debit.
  • You may also pay online using CashNet. CashNet accepts payments made with credit or from a checking or savings account.

Parking Permits

Employees who have purchased an employee bus pass are eligible for an After Hours Parking Permit at no charge and a Commuter Coupon Code. For a nominal fee, the Commuter Coupon Code allows you to park on campus 10 times in a quarter.

For more information about these and other parking permits, Parking Services is the place to go.

To apply and pay for all parking permits online, use the Parking Portal.

Bus Pass Quick Links

Page Updated 11.20.2018