U-Pass for University Students

U-Pass for University Students

Valid for currently enrolled University of Missouri-Kansas CityMetropolitan Community College of Kansas City, and Kansas City Art Institute students. 

Your student ID makes riding the bus simple. No more fumbling for exact change or worrying about transfers. One swipe of your student ID and you’re on your way.

What is a U-Pass?

The U-Pass allows students at designated schools to use their student ID card on any KCATA or Johnson County bus route except the K-10 connector operating between Overland Park and Lawrence.

Where do I buy one?

You don’t. The bus pass is incorporated into the same student ID card used for other school. Contact your school if you need a new ID card.

Popular Destinations in Missouri and Kansas

UMKC and KCAI: Main Street MAX and Troost MAX are easily accessible to UMKC students. From campus, the bus can get you to work or to the grocery store. Downtown, Crown Center, Hospital Hill can all be easily reached by bus. 

MCCKC: All five MCC campuses are served by at least one RideKC route, with connections to routes all over the region. MCC-Penn Valley is served direct by five routes, and is within walking distance of the Main St. MAX. 

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Transit also can take you to some of Kansas City trendy spots including the Crossroads District, the Power & Light District, the Sprint Center, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art or the Brookside/Waldo neighborhoods featuring small clusters of restaurants and bars.

The U-Pass can be used on weekdays to get directly from campus (no transfer needed) to Overland Park’s Metcalf Avenue corridor where there is a wealth of jobs and dining options. Other destinations include Oak Park Mall, downtown Overland Park and Johnson County Community College. Going west? A bus can get you to Kansas City, Kan. and the Village West entertainment complex, near Sporting Park, home of Sporting KC, and Community America Ballpark where the T-Bones play ball.