Student Transit

TriMet Reduced Fare Program

Get access to 50% off TriMet single use tickets and day passes, and 72% off monthly passes by joining the TriMet Reduced Fare Program. Individuals with an annual income at or below $24,980 can qualify. Similarly, a family of four with an income of less than $51,500 will also qualify. Full details on program qualification can be found on the TriMet site.

TriMet is now able to verify your eligibility remotely on the TriMet website.

Cost to ride on Reduced Fare

2.5 hours $1.25
Daily Maximum $2.50
Monthly Maximum $28.00
Yearly Maximum $308.00

Student Viking Pass

Fall term passes are on sale now! Fall passes will be valid from September 20, 2020 through December 31, 2020 and will cost $150 for the term.

If you have already been issued a PSU Student Hop Card, simply complete the purchase online. If you do not yet have a PSU Student Hop Card, make your purchase online and your new Hop Card will be mailed to the address provided at checkout within 1-2 business days from the date of purchase.

The Student Viking Pass can be used on TriMet & C-TRAN* systems throughout the region.

*valid on C-TRAN local systems only, not C-TRAN Express buses

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current PSU student, registered for 3 or more credits (1 credit for summer quarter) for the corresponding academic term
  • Must have a valid photo ID
  • Must agree to the terms and conditions of the Viking Pass program. Unfortunately, the Viking Pass cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded.
  • Purchasing options: cash, Visa/Mastercard/Discover, or billing to your student account
  • If your Hop card is lost, there is a $3 replacement charge

**Summer Viking Passes are valid until September 30th.*

NOTE: If you're receiving financial aid, you don't need to wait for your aid to arrive in order to bill your Viking Pass to your student account. 

Student C-TRAN Viking Pass

Fall term C-TRAN passes will be on sale September 20th! Passes are valid from September 20, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

If you have already been issued a PSU Student Hop Card, simply complete the purchase online. If you do not yet have a PSU Student Hop Card, make your purchase online and your new Hop Card will be mailed to the address provided at checkout within 1-2 business days from the date of purchase.

**The C-TRAN Student Viking Pass can be used on the C-TRAN Express Busses as well as TriMet systems throughout the region.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current PSU student, registered for 3 or more credits (1 credit for summer quarter) for the corresponding academic term
  • Must have a valid photo ID
  • Must agree to the terms and conditions of the C-TRAN Viking Pass program. Unfortunately, the C-TRAN Viking Pass cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded.
  • Purchasing options: Visa/Mastercard/Discover, cash or billing to your student account
  • If your Hop card is lost, there is a $3 replacement charge

NOTE: If you're receiving financial aid, you don't need to wait for your aid to arrive in order to bill your C-TRAN Viking Pass to your student account. 

Universal Streetcar Access

Do you make most of your trips within the central city? Do you ride your bike to campus but like to use the Streetcar to go to Biology class at RLSB? Tired of the food carts on campus and want to hit up the culinary delights of downtown or the Pearl District?

Good news: you can ride the Portland Streetcar for free any time of day, any time of year. All you need is your PSU ID card!

TriMet Fare Sales

PSU Transportation & Parking Services is a recognized TriMet outlet. We offer new TriMet Hop cards and also can load existing Hop cards with value. Individual daily or hourly fares are available from TriMet ticket vending machines at the MAX light rail platforms on campus. For current TriMet fare prices, please see the TriMet page.

 

Note: These fares are not discounted for PSU students or employees. For information on discounted transit passes, please visit the Student or Employee Transit Program pages.