Transit for Students
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 ID. You 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:
NO RETURNS, NO EXCHANGES, NO REFUNDS, 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?
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.