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UVU students, as well as current faculty and staff, are eligible to receive free UTA passes with their UVU ID Card. Students must be registered for a minimum of 1 credit hour for the current semester to be eligible for the free pass. If classes are dropped, the UTA pass will be deactivated.


Automatic activation for the transit pass begins 5 days before the active semester and will stop working the day after the end of the semester if you are not registered for classes for the next term. The pass is for the cardholder only and cannot be used by another person. If a replacement is needed for lost or stolen cards, the patron must purchase a new UVID for $15.

Passes allow the use of:

  • All UTA Buses
  • TRAX
  • FrontRunner
  • The new Utah Valley Express (UVX) line in Orem and Provo

Students, Faculty, or Staff with a OneCard or UCCU PlusCard that does not have prior door access may need to bring it to Campus Connection for UTA activation. It will take approximately 48 hours before the pass is working.

Passes do not get the rider onto the:

  • UTA Ski Bus
  • Paratransit
  • PC-SLC Connect

Dependent Passes

Dependents and spouses of UVU students and current employees are eligible to receive free UTA passes. Children between the ages of 6-24 who live with the student or employee qualify as dependents. Children 5 and under ride free with a fare-paying adult.

Dependents must be registered online prior to receiving their ID.

Once your dependents have been registered you may bring your dependents to the Campus Connection desk in the Sorensen Center to have their photos taken. Dependents must be accompanied by the related student or employee to get their ID processed at Campus Connection.

If you are unable to come to our desk in person, you may fill out the Dependent Photo Submission Form to submit their photos online.

Dependent Registration FormDependent Photo Submission Form

Affiliate Dependent Registration Form

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How To Ride UTA


Start by planning your trip at Select your start and end points to receive your personal itinerary. You can also find schedules, operating hours, maps, stations, and track your bus or train.

Tap On, Tap Off

To ride, tap your UVU ID card against the card reader at the station. After the green light flashes, you're clear to board. Remember to tap your ID against the card reader at your destination to tap off.


Enter and exit the bus through the second or third set of doors. Riders do not need to request stops with the pull cord. The UVX stops at each station every time.


Riders on the Utah Valley Express may stand with their bikes on the accordion section of the bus. Bikes may also be hooked on vertical racks on the bus. Please walk bicycles while on platforms.


All UVX buses are level with station platforms for wheelchair accessibility and provide means for patrons to secure wheelchairs.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Telephone communication for deaf or hard-of-hearing riders is available by dialing 711.

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UVU Transit Pass Issues

If you are having problems with UTA access, please fill out our Transit Pass Issues form.

By providing your UVID number, route number, direction of travel, date and time of travel, along with the bus serial number and the operator name (if possible) enables us to help UTA and UVU resolve any issues with passes.

Transit Pass Issues

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