CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK-UP A BUS PASS FOR ME OR MAY I PICK-UP A PASS FOR ANOTHER STUDENT?
No. Bus passes are only issued in-person to the student him or herself, by showing a valid Madison College OneCard ID.
CAN ANYONE ELSE USE MY MADISON COLLEGE ISSUED BUS PASS?
No. Only the student to whom the pass was issued may use the pass to ride a Metro Transit bus or to gain access to the Para-Transit services. Bus passes are not to be loaned, given, traded, sold or gifted to any other person. Madison College bus passes are non-transferable, nor are they redeemable for cash. Bus passes are subject to confiscation, if misused & students may be subject to conduct action & / or criminal charges.
CAN MADISON COLLEGE FACULTY, STAFF & ADMINISTRATORS GET A BUS PASS THROUGH THE COMMUTER SERVICES PROGRAM AT MADISON COLLEGE?
No, faculty, staff & administrators from Madison College are not eligible to get a bus pass through theCommuter Services Program, unless they are also enrolled & taking a degree-credit course or courses. As such, he or she would also be charged the $46/semester ($26/summer) flat-fee. The program has been developed & funded by students for students. Faculty & staff have repeatedly been encouraged to work through their union to develop a bus-rider program for employees.
WHY CAN’T STUDENTS JUST SHOW THEIR MADISON COLLEGE ONECARD & ELIMINATE THE ACTUAL BUS PASS?
Many citizens have been students or staff & still have their OneCards. Only currently enrolled students, who pay for the program, should ride the buses. Metro Transit charges “by-the-ride.” As such, the Student Senate wants to be sure to only pay for rides by students who are eligible to ride. The current Metro Transit reader system isn’t capable of reading Madison College OneCards. Future technologies may be compatible.
DO STUDENTS HAVE TO SHOW THEIR ONECARD WITH THE BUS PASS?
Yes, students must show their Madison College OneCard ID, if asked to do so by a Metro Transit driver. Students may be refused service if unable to show a valid OneCard upon request. Routes 80, 81, 82, 84 & 85 near the UW – Madison are “free to all” & no one needs to show ID.
WHY DO I NEED TO PICK-UP A NEW BUS PASS FOR EACH SEMESTER OR SUMMER SESSION IN WHICH I AM ENROLLED?
Madison College students, who are enrolled in at least 1 degree-credit class, are eligible to receive a bus pass. Active enrollment signifies eligibility for a bus pass & insures that the only students who ride are those who are paying for the service via their $46/semester fee ($26 for summer).
HOW LONG IS A BUS PASS VALID?
Passes are valid for the semester or summer in which the student is enrolled. Valid dates for use are printed on the front of each bus pass. If a student dis-enrolls part-way through a semester, he or she is no longer eligible to utilize the bus pass.
WHY DO STUDENTS NEED TO FILL-OUT THEIR NAME & MADISON COLLEGE ONECARD ID NUMBER ON THE FRONT OF THEIR BUS PASS?
Lost passes can only be returned to you if it is known “who” the bus pass belonged to. If there is no name & Madison College OneCard ID number on the pass, there is no way to return a lost pass, even though a Good Samaritan has turned-in the pass to a Madison College office. Signing the bus pass also insures that the pass can only be used by the student to whom it was issued. Persons unable to produce a matching Madison College OneCard ID along with the bus pass, will have the pass confiscated & the student to whom the pass was originally issued may be held responsible through the Madison College Student Conduct process.