Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Public Transit



The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) U-Pass allows Loyola students to conveniently commute around the city via the CTA at a discounted rate. During the 2008–2009 academic year, Loyola students took 2 million rides using U-Pass.


Loyola employees are encouraged to make pre-tax contributions to their CTA travel cards or to purchase an RTA voucher to travel on public transportation trains and buses. Each month, the employee’s pre-tax amount is deducted through payroll and automatically added to their Chicago Card Plus, Chicago Card, and/or CTA Card. The RTA voucher may be used to purchase Metra fare media, including monthly passes, weekly passes, 10-ride passes, and Pace link-ups.