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Transit for Students

Winter term Flex Passes are no longer available for sale. For options, please call or visit our office. Flex Passes for Spring term will go on sale on March 20, 2016. 

TriMet Student FlexPass Program

The Student FlexPass is a partially-subsidized pass for use on the regional transit provider, TriMet. The FlexPass is valid for use on all TriMet buses, MAX light rail trains, Portland Streetcars, C-Tran local service buses (non-Express), and the OHSU aerial tram. It is valid for 3 months at a time, which covers the entire academic term. Ride anywhere you want, anytime because the more you use it, the more you save. The quarterly cost of the FlexPass is roughly 30% off TriMet's retail price!

Purchasing a FlexPass

The FlexPass usually goes on sale about 2 weeks before a term starts, and sales end about 2 weeks into the term. As a registered PSU student, you're eligible to purchase the FlexPass if:

  • You are taking 3 or more credits for the current academic term, and 
  • You have a photo PSU IDYou must have a valid PSU photo ID. If you do not have a PSU photo ID, please contact ID services. For new students, you don't need to wait for your PSU Higher One ID card to arrive by mail with your picture - you can get your first PSU photo ID badge for free at ID Services.
  • You agree to the terms and conditions of the FlexPass, including:
    , even if your pass is lost or stolen!

Pay for the FlexPass using cash, Visa/Mastercard/Discover, or choose to have it billed to your student account. If you're receiving financial aid, you don't need to wait for your aid to arrive in order to bill to your student account.

Where to Buy 
Purchasing the FlexPass can only be done in person at the Transportation & Parking Services office when the pass is on sale. FlexPass sales usually end about 2 weeks into the term.

Do you use transit enough to make purchasing a FlexPass worth it?
FlexPass vs. Paying Per Day


Portland Streetcar is FREE for all PSU Students!

All PSU Students and Employees are allowed to ride the Portland Streetcar system for free. You must have a valid PSU ID card in order to ride, and be currently enrolled at PSU. Click here for a map of the Portland Streecar network.