Your Alamo Colleges District ID is Your VIA U-Pass

January 17, 2019


Alamo Colleges District has partnered with VIA to offer the new U-Pass to all students, faculty and staff.

Your Alamo Colleges District ID is your U-Pass to ride on all VIA mainline bus routes. Just show your student or employee ID to the bus operator when boarding.

The U-Pass is perfect for the student on the move and on a budget. With convenient bus service to campus, the U-Pass is also a great choice for employees.

The U-Pass gives you access to unlimited bus rides on VIA throughout the semester, and with free high-speed Wi-Fi on all buses and transit centers, you can spend more time reading, studying, checking e-mails and staying connected.

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Who is eligible for a VIA U-PASS?

Academic students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use the VIA U-PASS. 

How much does the VIA U-PASS cost?

Paying the board-approved Campus Access Fee with your tuition allows you to receive this benefit at no extra cost. 

How do I use the VIA U-PASS?

You will provide your Alamo Colleges District ID to the bus driver at any VIA mainline bus route. VIA U-PASS will not require a sticker. You can plan your trip at

When can I get a student ID card?

Student ID’s are issued to students on a payment plan or if your tuition is paid in full. Provide your Banner ID number and a Driver’s License or Photo ID.

How much is a student ID card?

Original student ID cards are free. Replacement cards (lost or stolen) are $10.00. 

Where can I get my student ID card?

SAC – Fletcher Administration Center, Room 202

SPC – Welcome Center, Room 105A

PAC – Student Center, Room 124

NVC – Huisache Hall, Room 109

NLC – Student Commons Building, Room 218

Is there a limit to the U-PASS?

You have unlimited bus rides on VIA throughout the Spring and Summer semesters.

Special events are excluded.

I am a Dual Credit, Early High School Grad, CE student or am taking Community classes. Why am I not eligible?

These students do not pay the Campus Access Fee and are not currently eligible. 

If I am ineligible, can I purchase a VIA bus pass?

Yes, visit the Business Office with a student ID card. The cost for the VIA bus pass will be $38.00.

For additional information, please contact your college Business Office.