Ideally situated at the junction of multiple Metro Transit bus lines and located between stops for the Metro Blue Line and the Metro Green Line, Augsburg benefits from its location at one of the busiest crossroads in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. If it’s dark out and you would like an escort to the Blue Line Station, the Department of Public Safety offers rides there and back to campus, just call 612-330-1717. Do note that this service is available dusk until dawn and not during the day.
Augsburg students, faculty, and staff actively work to reduce use of and dependence on cars – and take advantage of subsidized transit passes that greatly reduce the costs of riding the bus or using the light rail.
The ever-growing community of bike commuters make use of Augsburg’s close proximity to the metro area’s extensive bike trail system and the Midtown Greenway just a few blocks south of the Minneapolis campus. Commercial bike rentals are available from Nice Ride, which features a docking location on Riverside Avenue. There are available bike racks on all Metro Transit buses and light rail cars to securely store your bike during your commute.
Augsburg’s Day Student Government and the Environmental Action Committee are working to provide free bike rentals, available for check-out from Lindell Library. Watch for details in Spring, 2018.
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Metro Transit Subsidies
Students (Day, AU, Graduate) can purchase a Semester pass at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore anytime during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Augsburg subsidizes the semester pass – for Spring 2018, students will pay $115/semester (regular price is $165/semester). For Summer 2018, students pay $70 (regular price of $85/summer).
Students may also charge the semester pass to their bookstore account; bookstore accounts are open through the 10th day of each term.
Semester pass time frames:
Spring: Jan. 1 – May 31
Summer: June 1 – Aug. 14
Fall: Aug. 15 – Dec. 31
Augsburg employees can sign up for a monthly Metro Pass through payroll deduction. Employees receive 50% savings on the monthly pass, paying $41.00/month, and the deduction is pre-tax. Employees can sign up for the monthly pass and payroll deduction through Kathy Uecker, Payroll. To enroll, simply fill out this MetroPass Enrollment Form and and turn it in to Payroll in one of the following ways:
- In Person, to Science 148
- Through inter-campus mail to Campus Box #308
- Scan it and email it to email@example.com
- Fax it to 612-330-1515
Metro Transit’s Transit Assist Program (TAP)
The Transit Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to help make public transit more affordable for low-income residents.
To sign up, you must:
- Present one of the following accepted certificates listed below.
- Show a photo ID card or utility statement with your name and address on it.
- Add money to your TAP card.
- Once the TAP card is used, you will have access to the $1.00 fare for a full year.
Visit the Metro Transit TAP website for more information and a list of accepted certifications.