New Rules & Fees for Universal Transit Pass

In September 2015, Los Rios students approved a new Universal Transit Pass (UTP)  fee that allows students to use all public transit bus and light rail systems at a greatly reduced rate in Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador and Yolo counties, and the cities of Folsom and Elk Grove.

Effective with the Spring 2016 semester, the UTP fee charged to students is changing, along with how the UTP works. Here’s the latest information:

Fall and Spring Semesters

  • A UTP is available to eligible students who enroll in more than three (3) units at any one college in the district, have a photo ID and have paid ALL fees.
  • The UTP fee will vary depending on the number of units a student is enrolled in at $2.10 per unit, up to a maximum of $31.50 (if enrolled in 15 or more units across the District).  For example, a student enrolled in 4 units will pay $8.40; a student enrolled in 10 units will pay $21.00; a student enrolled in 12 units will pay $25.20.
  • Students enrolled in 3 or fewer units at any one college may purchase a monthly Regional Transit pass for half the regular rate at any Los Rios College Business Services Office (the rate is currently $100 for a basic monthly RT pass, so the rate for Los Rios College students is $50).
  • There is NO reduction in fees for students who have a BOG FEE waiver (called California College Promise Grant as of Fall 2017).

Summer Term

For more information, go to the Los Rios RT Pass page.