VIA’s U-Pass program offers free trip options for college students, faculty, and staff

Students, faculty and staff returning to participating local colleges and universities this spring can use their VIA U-Pass to access unlimited, free VIA service, systemwide, including VIA Link, a rideshare service that functions like Uber and Lyft.

Who can use U-Pass?
More than 100,000 active students, faculty, and staff members at participating colleges and universities have free access to VIA bus and VIA Link service throughout the school year, including the fall, spring, and summer sessions.

U-PASS Partners

♦ Alamo Colleges
♦ Our Lady of the Lake University
♦ Texas A&M University-San Antonio
♦ University of the Incarnate Word
♦ University of Texas at San Antonio

What are the benefits of using U-Pass?
The VIA U-Pass is designed to provide free, convenient access to public transportation and help address the challenges of growing student populations with limited parking options on or near local campuses. U-Pass users can save the expense of owning and maintaining a personal vehicle and the cost of parking. The U-Pass can be used for trips anywhere in the VIA service area and VIA buses and vans are accessible and can accommodate riders traveling with a bike.

For more information about the U-Pass, visit our U-Pass page. Schools interested in partnering with VIA to offer the U-Pass can call (210) 362-2020. For our VIA Link page to get more information and download the VIA Link brochure.