|Your ticket to ride|
Please note, the Eco Pass sticker can only be used with the Tower Card ID issued after January 2011 to ride on VTA buses and Light Rail. Any other ID will not be accepted.
With the Associated Students (AS) Eco Pass and Tower Card (SJSU ID card), SJSU students and employees can have unlimited free rides on all Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Buses and Light Rail for the duration of the Eco Pass sticker.
When boarding a VTA bus, just show your validated Tower Card ID to the bus driver.
On VTA Light Rail, present your validated Tower Card ID to the fare inspector upon request.
In addition, the AS Eco Pass is necessary to access some of the student services provided by Associated Students and SJSU.
|AS Eco Pass is NOT valid on:
ACE, Amtrak, BART, Caltrain, Highway 17 Express, Dumbarton Express, Monterey-Salinas Transit, SamTrans.
|Outreach paratransit for students and employees with disabilities
AS Eco Pass is also valid for Outreach paratransit service for SJSU students and employees with disabilities who are unable to take bus or Light Rail. If you live in Santa Clara County, you can apply for eligibility through Outreach.
|How to get your AS Eco Pass?|
|Instruction for placing your AS Eco Pass|
| The AS Eco Pass sticker must be affixed horizontally to the bottom-right corner of clear plastic sleeve issued along with your Tower Card.
AS Eco Pass is not the same as Employer or Residential Eco Pass. Any other arrangement is not valid for boarding VTA buses and Light Rail. Please . . .
|Illigal use of Eco Pass|
| Transfer of the AS Eco Pass sticker or the clear plastic sleeve containing the Eco Pass to another person is prohibited.
The validation dates are printed on the Eco Pass sticker. VTA drivers and inspectors will not accept an expired or yet-to-be effective sticker.
Anyone who files a false claim report, alters, defaces, sells, transfers, or duplicates the Eco Pass with the intent to make money or evade the payment of any fare is in violation of California Penal Code 640. Violation of Penal Code 640 is punishable by a fine of up to $250 and 48 hours community service.
AS or VTA may confiscate the Eco Pass and send report to the Office of Student Conduct & Ethical Development and pursue claims or demands against, or seek prosecution of, anyone who duplicates, alters, sells or commits unauthorized use of the Eco Pass.
|Eco Pass Replacement Policy|
|Lost or stolen Tower Card and Eco Pass sticker
If your Tower Card ID or plastic sleeve with Eco Pass is lost or stolen, or confiscated by VTA due to misuse, go to the Tower Card ID window at the Student Services Center at 9th & San Fernando Streets to replace your Tower Card, and then visit Transportation Solutions Center to replace your AS Eco Pass sticker.
The replacement fee is not refundable if the original AS Eco Pass sticker is found.
Defective Eco Pass sticker
Damaged sticker due to laundry or other negligence
The AS TS will no longer replace an Eco Pass sticker for free due to damage caused by negligence such as laundry or mishandling.The AS TS may replace the Eco Pass free of charge if the original sticker shows signs of deterioration resulting from normal use. In all other cases, the sticker replacement fee policy is applied.