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Metro EZ Rider Passes are:

  • Subject to all rules/regulations listed on back of pass.
  • Subject to Metro’s “Criteria for Suspension of Riding Privileges and/or Limiting Student Passes” (CSRPLSP) policy.
  • Subject to pass revocation and replacement with an “EZ Rider Limited Pass” (valid Monday-Friday during school hours) as outlined in CSRPLSP policy.

Criteria for Suspension of Riding Privileges and/or Limiting Student Passes

The EZ Rider Bus Pass issued to school aged youth allows the use of public transportation for unlimited rides in order to attend school, to participate
in athletics and extracurricular activities and to meet the students’ general transportation needs. The passes are valid for unlimited rides, including weekends and holidays.

However, the EZ Rider Pass may be revoked, or replaced with a EZ Rider Limited Pass restricted to specific hours and days when an individual engages in conduct on, at or in the facilities of Metro Transit, including at Transfer Points, in shelters, at bus stops or on buses, which might jeopardize the health, safety and welfare, or rights of other Metro Transit riders.


Examples of Conduct include, but are not limited to:

  • Disorderly Conduct (fighting, slapping, hitting, or other menacing behavior)
  • Possession or use of a firearm;
  • Possession or use of a BB gun or pellet gun;
  • Possession of munitions, tear gas, pepper gas, or any explosive device;
  • Possession of a weapon coupled with an intent to threaten to use, attempts to use, or actual use of the weapon to cause harm to another or to cause property damage
  • Intentional or threatened use of force against a Metro Transit employee or passenger;
  • Possession or use of alcohol or any illegal drug

CATEGORY II - Replacement of the EZ RIDER Pass with a LIMITED PASS

Examples of inappropriate conduct include, but are not limited to:

  • Causing damage to Metro Transit property or property of others;
  • Throwing objects within the bus or out of the windows;
  • Hanging out, reaching out, or putting anything out of bus windows;
  • Harassment, bullying, horseplay or persistently engaging in disorderly conduct;
  • Engaging in indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct;
  • Fraudulent use or sale of a Metro Transit pass.

Incidents by students will be investigated by Metro Transit staff and/or Madison Police, and a determination will be made about appropriate consequences which may include, but are not limited to reductions/revision of bus pass privileges or revocation (exclusion) of riding privileges for a period of not less than 7 days or more than 6 months.

An appeal in writing may be made to the Metro Transit General Manager.

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