Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass)

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Edmonton Transit has partnered with regional transit service providers St. Albert Transit (St.AT) and Strathcona County Transit (SCT), to offer a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) program to eligible students at the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). The U-Pass provides qualifying students with unlimited travel on regular ETS service (including DATS) as well as on St. Albert Transit and Strathcona County transit systems.

U-Pass FAQ 
UofA U-Pass FAQ 
NAIT U-Pass FAQ
MacEwan U-Pass FAQ 


U-Pass Update – September 2010

Following a successful three-year U-Pass pilot with the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton City Council approved the renewal and expansion of the U-Pass program from 2010 to 2013. In the spring, students at the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and also at NAIT voted to participate in the U-Pass program. Edmonton Transit is pleased to welcome qualifying full-time students at NAIT campuses to U-Pass.

For qualifying students, Fall Term 2010 U-Pass stickers are now available on participating campuses. Please use the web links below for information on U-Pass distribution locations at your campus.

Please note that there is no grace period for U-Pass. If you do not have a valid sticker, please pay the regular cash fare for transit service. Students traveling on buses and LRT who continue to use their U-Pass outside the validity period risk a $110 fine for fare evasion.

U-Pass Expiry Dates


2010 Fall Term U-Pass Information

For information regarding sticker distribution locations on campus:

If your school is not part of the U-Pass program, please contact your students’ association for further information on participation, or where to purchase a regular post-secondary pass at your institution.

Post Secondary Discounts


2010 Transit Service Information

For Edmonton Transit service to University of Alberta, MacEwan and NAIT Campuses::

U-Pass Expiry

Please note that there is no grace period for U-Pass. You must have the proper sticker attached to your ID card prior to using transit. If you do not have the sticker, please pay the regular cash fare for transit service. U-Pass stickers become valid on the first day of the month which begins the applicable school term. Students traveling on buses and LRT who continue to use their U-Pass beyond the expiry date risk a $110 fine for fare evasion.

Regional Transit Service

Students riding St. Albert Transit (StAT) should call 780-418-6060 for service and student pass information. Students riding Strathcona Transit (SCT) should call the Transit Center Customer Service line at 780-449-9719 for service and student pass information.

Outlying Communities

ETS transit service to the outlying communities of Leduc (Route 590), Fort Saskatchewan (Route 198) and Spruce Grove (Route 197) is contracted service only, and is NOT included in U-Pass program.

For more detailed information:

Spruce Grove
Leduc County 
Fort Saskatchewan


Additional information on U-Pass

Report on U-Pass Performance during the 3 year Pilot Program 
(October 14, 2009 City Council Meeting)

Report on University of Alberta U-Pass to City of Edmonton's Transportation and Public Works Committee  
(October 10, 2006 Transportation and Public Works Committee Meeting)

Report on MacEwan U-Pass to City of Edmonton's Transportation and Public Works Committee  
(November 7, 2006 Transportation and Public Works Committee Meeting)

For more information:

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