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Bus Pass Update

Published: September 4, 2012

University employees who live within the Long Beach Transit (LBT) service area may ride any LBT bus for free just by swiping their current CSULB ID Card through the fare box. This program, known as the U-PASS, is available to all current employees year-round.

CSULB faculty or staff who live outside of the LBT service area, but within L.A. County may purchase MTA transit fare for their own commute to and from CSULB. Faculty or staff who live outside of the LBT service area but within Orange County may purchase OCTA transit fare for their own commute to and from the campus. Those who purchase either fare are eligible to receive reimbursement, by direct deposit only, of:

• 100 percent of actuals paid, up to the approved limit, for employees who do not have a CSULB parking permit;

• 50 percent of actuals paid, up to the approved limit for employees who do have a CSULB parking permit;

Employees who receive a transit subsidy, including U-PASS, are not eligible for any additional benefits, such as Rideshare Rewards Points.

Long Beach Transit

For MTA or OCTA, eligible employees must complete and sign a CSULB Authorization for Public Transit Reimbursement form annually, each fiscal year, and submit the completed form to the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at the parking office; sign up for direct deposit to receive any and all reimbursements; scan and e-mail a copy of their transit pass and receipts to sustainabletransprotation@csulb.edu. Hard copies may also be submitted in lieu of scanned copies, and should be sent to the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at the Parking Office or at Mail Stop 0757.

For additional information, call 562/985-4091 or send an e-mail to sustainabletransportation@csulb.edu.