Employee Bus Passes

Your Western ID card is also a bus pass.

If your Western ID was printed after June 28, 2017, it is formatted as a bus pass and can be read by the card readers on the WTA fare boxes.

If your ID was printed before June 28, 2017 and it has never been formatted to work as a bus pass, visit the Western Card office for a new ID card.

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

Paper forms are available in the Sustainable Transportation Office, High Street Hall 20.

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT, DO NOT USE THIS FORM. Please email transportation@wwu.edu with your request.

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, M-F, 9-4) 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

  • Purchase an Employee Bus Pass Bus Pass Request Form
  • If you are a STUDENT - do not use this form. Please email transportation@wwu.edu with your request.
  • Transportation Safety Net Information
  • Free After Hours Parking Permits are available here Parking Portal
Page Updated 08.29.2019