Student Transit Program

Public transit is the most popular mode of transportation for PSU students and employees.

Summer Term FlexPasses are no longer available for purchase.

Fall FlexPasses will go on sale September 20th.

TriMet Student FlexPass Program

The Student FlexPass is a reduced-rate, quarterly transit pass that can be used throughout the region. Offered each academic quarter, the FlexPass is valid on all TriMet buses, MAX light rail trains, Portland Streetcars, C-Tran local service buses (non-Express), WES Commuter train, and the OHSU aerial tram. The Flexpass is valid for unlimited use during the 3-month service period, which overlaps with the PSU academic calendar. The cost of the FlexPass is 40% less than the TriMet standard monthly rate -- $180 per 3-month FlexPass compared to $100/month for TriMet public rate. 

Please note: The Summer Term FlexPass is valid for 2 months only, at the same 40% discount.

Purchasing a Student FlexPass

Purchasing the Student FlexPass must be done in person at Transportation & Parking Services. Each quarter's FlexPass is available for purchase approximately 2 weeks before classes begin, and sales conclude at the end of the 2nd week of classes.


  • Must be a current PSU student, registered for 3 or more credits for the corresponding academic term
  • Must have a valid PSU photo ID - if you do not have a PSU photo ID, please contact ID Card Services. The FlexPass is a decal we attach to your ID, so you will need to have it with you at the time of purchase
  • Must agree to the terms and conditions of the FlexPass program. Unfortunately, the FlexPass cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded, even in the event the pass is lost or stolen
  • Purchasing options: cash, Visa/Mastercard/Discover, or billing to your student account

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

New for 2017: PSU will be piloting FlexPass integration with the TriMet Hop Fastpass, a new card-based electronic fare system.

FlexPasses/Hop Fastpasses are available for sale on or before the 20th of September, December, March, and June. Sales for each academic term conclude at the end of the second week of classes.

Portland Streetcar Passes

We are happy to announce that universal access to the Portland Streetcar has been restored. All students and employees can ride the Streetcar at no direct cost, effective immediately. Your PSU ID card is now valid fare.  Click here for more info.

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