RTA discontinues graduate/professional student Opt-in U-Pass program; schools can implement “all-in” program with student vote

Effective summer semester 2019, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has discontinued its Opt-in U-Pass program for graduate/professional students, which provided optional public transit access for $75 per semester.

RTA is offering an option for each school to implement an all-in program, in which all students are charged a semester fee, at the discretion of the individual school’s students. This option requires a vote by the students to decide if the school will participate; the School of Medicine has voted to implement the all-in program. Individuals interested in having the program at their school should contact their school’s student leadership, which will coordinate election referendums.

The longstanding Undergraduate All-in U-Pass program will continue under a new agreement between the university and RTA.