by Pat Walsh, Lane Transit District
UPPER WILLAMETTE WATERSHED, Ore. — (September 2, 2022) — Area students in kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible for a free Student Transit Pass, allowing them to ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free.
Students who received a free bus pass last year should verify by Sept. 30, 2022 that their pass for the 2022-23 school year is active, to continue riding the bus fare free. Students who did not have a pass last year can sign up at their school’s office.
If a student received a Student Transit Pass last school year or over the summer, a new pass that is valid until Sept. 30, 2023, will be available on their app or tap card. Students, parents, and guardians are asked to verify that a new pass has been issued. You can verify your student’s pass in the following ways:
- Mobile App: Click the wallet button in the lower right-hand corner of the Umo Mobility app. The “Passes” tab of “My Wallet” will display all current passes. If it does not display a Student Transit Pass for 22/23, please visit the school office to have the pass renewed.
- Tap Card: Register the card and create an account at UmoPass.com. The “My Wallet” tab will display any passes that are currently on the tap card. The school office can also verify the tap card’s status.
During the 2021-2022 school year, more than 9,000 area students took advantage of the free Student Transit Pass program.