Due to an ongoing concern with the availability of parking at St. Thomas, alternative methods of transportation are encouraged.
Metro Transit Bus System
UST is well connected to the surrounding metro area through multiple Metro Transit routes. Route information and trip planning assistance can be found at the Metro Transit website.
Full-time employees (.625 FTE or greater) who choose not to drive to campus and do not purchase a permit are eligible for the Employee Metropass program. Eligible employees can purchase a yearlong Metropass with payroll deductions. This pass is valid for unlimited rides on all Metro Transit buses and the light rail system. Passes are non-transferable and must be returned if employment is term inated or falls below an FTE of .625. Use of the Metropass by anyone other than the purchaser is forbidden and will result in revocation of Metropass privileges. A lost or stolen Metropass will be replaced once during a 12-month period for $20; a second replacement during this period will cost $40. Refunds will not be issued for replacement passes if the original lost or stolen Metropass is recovered. Damaged passes will be replaced at no cost if the pass is returned along with a request for replacement. Metropasses are only available for sale at the UST Parking Services office. A valid UST ID is required in order to purchase a pass. Employees who purchase UST parking permits are not eligible for the MetroPass.
Student College Pass
Undergraduate and Graduate students registered for credits and who do not purchase a parking permit are eligible to purchase the Metro Transit C-Pass.The C-Pass is available for both the fall and spring semesters and for the summer. The C-Pass allows unlimited rides on Metro Transit buses and the light rail system. Passes are non-transferable and must be returned if the student withdraws from classes or the university. Use of the pass by anyone other than the purchaser is forbidden and will result in revocation of C-Pass privileges. A lost or stolen C-Pass can be replaced for $20; a second replacement will cost $40. Damaged passes will be replaced at no cost if the pass is returned along with a request for a replacement to Parking Services. C-Passes are only available for sale at the Parking Services Office. A valid UST identification card is required to purchase a pass.
Information regarding Minnesota Rideshare can be found at the Metro Transit website, under Rider Services.
HOURCAR: Car Sharing for the Twin Cities
HOURCAR offers the convenience of a car on campus, but none of the stress of dealing with parking, car maintenance or increasing gas prices. With two HOURCAR locations on UST’s Saint Paul campus (North Campus Lot A and South Campus Lot N), you can use a car when you need one and use transit, a bicycle and your own two feet the rest of the time! Hourly rates are as low as $6 per hour and include gas, insurance, and maintenance. Plus, the cars have reserved on-campus parking, so you never have to worry about where to park when you return. And with a fleet of cars throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul, we’ve even got you covered when you leave campus. Learn more about the program and apply for membership at the HourCar website.