Time to renew U-Pass to ride Metro for free

The employee 2009-10 U-Pass — allowing 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 2010-11 school year at the Parking & Transportation Services Web site, parking.wustl.edu/upass.htm. The new pass will be valid through June 30, 2011.

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 WUSTL KEY and password. Employees who do not know their WUSTL KEY 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 will 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 Danforth Campus (June 21 and 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and the School of Medicine campus (June 23 and 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) 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 2010 full-time class registration also may request a summer semester pass, which is valid from May 1 until Aug. 15, 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.