Pass to Class celebrates a milestone—over 1.5 million bus rides taken by students since the program’s inception.
Metropolitan Community College and Metro have been teaming up with one another since Oct. 2009 to present Pass to Class, a program to encourage bus ridership and provide education access to MCC students.
The program was started to help both MCC and Metro. MCC students have increased access to classes and locations, which should result in decreased parking congestion. The program will also allow MCC to study student travel patterns, and Metro is looking at ridership patterns and increasing their passengers. At the same time, this program is helping reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips and decrease emissions into the environment.
Who Is Eligible?
Any MCC student that is enrolled in credit, non -credit ESL and GED classes, Re-Entry 180 students, GAP, or Veteran's Upward Bound participants.*
*Access and availability is in accordance with Metro Transit service routes.
how may i request a pass?
Click here to fill out the Pass to Class eTrieve Form. The form is to be filled out only by the student requesting the pass.
Where can passes be picked up?
Bus passes are to be picked up after Wednesday, November 21 at a Student Services location
. You will need to fill out the Pass to Class form prior to picking up a pass.
How Long Are the Passes Usable?
The bus cards are valid for one quarter. The are valid from approximately seven days before the start of the quarter to a few days after the quarter.
Fall Quarter 2023 (FA/23)
- Passes are active August 21, 2023 - November 23, 2023
Winter Quarter 2023/24 (WI/23)
- Passes are active November 23, 2023 - March 1, 2024
What Happens If the Pass Is Lost?
If a Pass to Class bus pass is lost, one free replacement can be picked up at any Student Services. After the first replacement, a $15 fee will be charged for any additional replacement passes. The student will need to go to the nearest Student Services Cashier and inform the cashier that they need to pay $15 using code XPTC for replacement of their second lost pass.
What happens if the Pass does not work?
If a pass issued by MCC does not work, it needs to be returned to MCC for a free replacement.
Rules of Conduct
All Metro rules and regulations must be followed. Failure to abide by the Metro rules and regulations may result in termination from the program.
The Pass to Class can be used at any time on any route, but only by the student who was issued the pass*.
(*Access and availability is in accordance with Metro Transit service routes.)
Use by someone other than the enrolled participant may result in termination from the program. Passes may not be transferred between individuals and will be deactivated upon voluntary or involuntary disenrollment from MCC classes.
One Pass to Class pass will be issued at the start of each quarter. Students can receive one free replacement pass for lost/stolen passes; thereafter, the student will need to go to a Student Service's cashier, mention cashier code XPTC, and pay a $15 fee for the replacement of any lost or stolen bus pass.
Students will be responsible for showing their MCC Student ID card along with their Pass to Class when entering the bus. Students who do not have their MCC ID at time of service may be denied service. If you need a Student ID please go to Student Services and they will help you obtain a student ID card.
The Ins and Outs of Riding with Metro
Metro's website provides the novice bus rider with information on how to plan a bus trip, reading schedules, identifying the right bus, hailing a bus, boarding, standing, fareboxes, transferring and exiting.
NOTE: The Metro Bus system routes are limited. The bus does not travel to the Elkhorn Valley Campus (EVC), Fremont Area Center and the Applied Technology Center (ATC).
It is advised that you inquire about your needed routes and make plans in advance to the start of classes.
MyRideOma allows riders to plan their route and track their bus in real time via GPS. Please note, Park and Ride locations are not listed in the route planning tool. You can view the list of Park and Ride locations on the Metro Transit website. Westroads mall and Aksarben also have Park and Ride locations, which are not listed on the website.
UPDATE: The Emergency Ride Home program is no longer available. This pilot program began in March 2021 and ended at MCC on May 1, 2022.