Time to renew Metro U-Pass

The employee 2007-08 U-Pass — which allows WUSTL faculty and staff free use of Metro, the region’s public transportation system — will expire June 30.

Benefits-eligible employees may request a new U-Pass for the 2008-09 school year (valid June 16, 2008, through June 30, 2009) at the Parking & Transportation Services Web site, parking.wustl.edu/upass.htm.

The U-Pass program, funded by the University, provides benefits-eligible faculty and staff, full-time students and full-time employees of basic service contractors a Universal Metro Pass that allows free boarding of any Metro bus or MetroLink light-rail system train.

Employees can renew the pass by logging onto the Parking & Transportation system and using their HR Self Service user ID and password. Employees who do not know their HR Self Service user ID and/or password should contact the Systems and Procedures Helpdesk at 935-5707.

After submitting an online request, employees should be sure that they receive a confirmation. After making a request, the screen should immediately go to a confirmation page, and, if a valid e-mail address was provided, the employee should also receive a confirmation e-mail. If an employee doesn’t receive one of these two confirmations, Parking & Transportation Services did not receive the request.

Parking & Transportation Services again has set up employee U-Pass distribution centers on the School of Medicine campus (Olin Residence Hall gym, 11 a.m. -2 p.m., June 17, 18 and 19) and the Danforth Campus (Mallinckrodt Student Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 24 and 25) and encourages U-Pass holders to use the pick-up option for their passes.

Full-time summer students and full-time students from this past spring semester who have completed their fall 2008 full-time class registration also may request a summer semester pass, which is valid from May 1 until Aug. 31, at parking.wustl.edu.

For more information about the U-Pass renewal process, contact Parking & Transportation Services at parktrans@wustl.edu or at 935-5601.