UMKC students can ride bus for free

Photo courtesy Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

Photo courtesy Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

The Metro is offering a free workshop Tuesday to help students learn how to ride the bus.

According to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, UMKC students are able to ride The Metro and MAX free with their student ID, in return for paying a universal student fee. Students have access to nearly 70 Metro routes, whether they are going to class or going out on the town. On-campus parking is a perennial student complaint, so the U-Pass program offers an environmentally friendly, economical, easy way to get to campus.


  • Tuesday, August 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., north of Student Union
  • A MAX bus will be on site. Students can get help finding out which routes will get them where they need to go. They can also see how to swipe their student ID through the farebox on the bus, or try out the bike rack on the front of the bus.


  1. Eric says:

    Does anyone know how much the universal student pass will cost?

  2. Michael Grimaldi says:

    For non-university students wondering which bus to take to get where you need to go, try Google Maps. Click on the streetcar/bus logo then enter your destination (you’re devices should know your current location). It not only tells you which bus to take, but when you need to leave and what time you’ll arrive.

  3. John Doe says:

    For free for the fee we built into everyone’s tuition. I see what you did there.

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