ASM Bus Pass

Spring 2022 Pass Distribution Begins Tuesday, January 18th at Union South.
Fall 2021 Passes Expire Friday, January 28th

Union South will again be the distribution point for ASM Bus Passes. We will be located at the Box Office in the Lobby (just down from the ice cream shop!)

We will have passes available for registered students with valid Wiscards at the following times:

Tuesday, January 18-Friday, February 4th from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday-Friday.
(Please note, we and the Wiscard office will both be closed on Monday, January 17 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.)

In an effort to keep the line moving and minimize contact for our workers, please have your Wiscard in hand as you approach the window. You will swipe your Wiscard through a reader, and be handed a pass. Please sign the back of the pass with your name and contact information after you pick it up; you will not be required to sign it immediately, but we strongly recommend doing so as soon as possible.

After we close our site on February 4, but passes will still be available. As of Monday, February 7,  Studentprint, located at 333 East Campus Mall, 3rd floor will be the distribution point for new and replacement  passes. Studentprint is open Monday-Friday 10 am-5:30 pm during the academic year; see their website for complete information on their hours and services.

Here are the rules governing this program:

To qualify for an ASM Bus Pass you must be a student registered for credits at UW-Madison and have your most recent, valid WisCard in hand. No exceptions.

If you need a new WisCard, or a replacement, please check with the WisCard office for their hours and information about the documents required to obtain a new or replacement card:

Students need an ASM Bus Pass to board all Metro bus routes except the campus bus routes 80, 81, 82 and 84, which never require payment.

If you lose your pass, you may purchase a replacement for $20 at Studentprint.

If you misplace your pass when school is not in session, such as winter break, check Metro Transit’s webpage for information about fares. If you have any questions, email

How To Ride Metro

Masks are required on all Metro Transit Buses. This is a rule from the Federal Transit Authority, and remains in effect.

Routes and schedules remain modified and reduced,  so please plan ahead and take possible delays into account when planning your commutes.

For more information on routes, schedules, planning, phone apps for real time bus arrival information, and instructions on how to sign up for Metro’s text alert system, please see Detours  and delays do happen with some frequency, so we recommend signing up for their text alerts. is a more static location for information and updates on planned detours.

If you have any issues with anything aspect of your ride with Metro, including overcrowding/being passed up, please contact Metro Customer Service to report the problem.

Metro customer service reports can be filed via phone, email or web form. Metro’s customer service phone number is 266-4466; the online feedback form is at and the Metro customer service email is If the issue pertains to a particular ride, it will be helpful to know the date, time and location you boarded the bus, the route number of the bus and the direction the bus was heading.

This program is paid for by UW Madison students via student segregated fees. You must be registered for classes for academic credit at UW Madison and be charged student segregated fees to use this program. Senior guest auditors, researchers, visitors and faculty and staff are not eligible for this program, and your cooperation with this requirement is much appreciated.

Faculty and Staff at UW Madison should contact UW Transportation Services to order a Faculty/Staff pass. Employees of the Hospital and other affiliated institutions should follow the instructions provided by their employer.

If you have further questions or need help, please send us an email at