Getting around Pittsburgh just got easier and fare-free

Your commute to Oakland and around the city of Pittsburgh just got easier. As a Carlow student, you have access to unlimited, fare-free rides on any Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT, formerly Port Authority Transit) systems through the newly mobile U-Pass program.

With a bus stop right outside our front door, you can explore Pittsburgh and all it has to offer completely fare-free and without hassle.

Bus approaching Carlow University stop on 5th and Craft Avenue in Oakland.
Port Authority buses along Fifth Avenue along the edge of Carlow’s campus, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)

Fall 2022 passes will be activated in August — you’ll receive an announcement with more details.

Ready 2 ride logo from PRT
Donwload on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

To be eligible, you must be a registered Carlow University student on our main Oakland campus or at our Westmoreland or Cranberry education centers.*. Online-only students may contact Student Accounts and request access to the U-Pass. Access to the U-Pass program is semester-by-semester.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit provides services to Oakland, Pittsburgh and throughout Allegheny County. Transportation systems include bus, light rail vehicle and Pittsburgh’s famous incline.


*Students who are registered for a given semester (i.e. Fall 2022 and are charged the $60.00 transportation fee) are eligible for the U-Pass program for the term. This fee is the same as any other fee charged to students, and is covered by financial aid and scholarships if utilized by a student. If a student drops all of their classes during the add/drop period in the Fall or Spring, they are no longer eligible for a U-Pass and access will be removed. If a student withdraws from classes after the add/drop period and retain some or all of their tuition charges during the Fall or Spring they will remain eligible for the U-Pass until the term ends. During the summer term, only enrolled students can access the U-Pass. If you drop or withdraw from classes during the summer term, you are no longer eligible for the U-Pass.  

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