UPASS for Fall 2020 is Free!

Email the IT Help Desk to make an appointment to pick up your free pass.

We are also working with DOT to honor existing passes for a week or two given the challenges of distributing the new passes this year and to credit the fee back to those who have already paid.

Transportation Passes

The UPASS is a special semester-long transportation pass for Tunxis students that is valid for unlimited trips during the semester on all CT Transit local service buses and rail lines within the state of CT and on CTfastrak (www.ctfastrak.com) – Connecticut’s first bus rapid transit system.

Semester UPASSes are available in the Tunxis Computer Center. To obtain a pass, students will need to show proof of registration and a photo ID. Tunxis student IDs are also available in the Computer Center. CT Transit requires a student ID when boarding with your pass.

Tunxis Computer Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


You must take at least one credit class per semester on campus. Exclusively online and early college/high school students are not eligible for the program. Students can use the unlimited semester pass to travel within the state on rail or bus including CTtransit and CTfastrak, but excluding Amtrak.

Good to know:

Passes are available starting August 1 and December 15 for distribution prior to the start of the term. There will be enough passes for all students but students are not obligated to pick up or use the card.

CTRides: Carpooling and more

Find transportation alternatives that can save you time, save you money, and save the environment … all in one place! Learn about the benefits of commuting to school by carpool, bus, bike and walking.

Check it all out on the Commuter Information site sponsored by Connecticut Commuter Services.

How much do you spend?

Would you like to calculate the true cost of commuting in your personal vehicle? The RIDESHARE Company makes it easy to find out what you’re spending and what you could save by using other means of transport. You can even arrange a free trial ride on a bus.

Tunxis Employees

The RIDESHARE Company has a faculty/staff portal with employee commuter options.

For more information, contact Ed Perzanowski (CT Rides) at 860.384.3989.