Bear Transit and Class Pass/EasyPass
Please be advised that a Cal 1 Card is required to ride Bear Transit free of charge as well as in order to obtain a new or replacement EasyPass.
Bear Transit is UC Berkeley’s shuttle system, servicing the campus and vicinity. Bear Transit provides convenient transportation between campus, Downtown Berkeley BART, parking lots, Clark Kerr campus, the Hill area, residence halls, Richmond Field Station (RFS) and Campus Shared Services on 4th Street. More information is available here (http://pt.berkeley.edu/transportation-options/campus-shuttles).
Class Pass / EasyPass for Students
Prior to Fall 2016, a Class Pass sticker was affixed onto each eligible student's Cal 1 Card for accessing unlimited bus ridership privileges on AC Transit buses. Beginning in Fall 2016, students were instead issued an AC Transit EasyPass Clipper card which was loaded with an electronic Class Pass. The primary benefit of the transition from the Class Pass sticker to the electronic Class Pass is that continuing students will be able to access their ridership privileges without having to stand in long lines each semester to obtain a new sticker. The EasyPass Clipper card will also allow students to load cash value to pay for BART rides and other transit passes in the Bay Area (e.g. Muni, etc.).
The initial AC Transit EasyPass Clipper card is issued at the Cal 1 Card office (https://cal1card.berkeley.edu/getcard) or at assigned remote locations by authorized staff (e.g. orientation check-ins). Eligible students will be able to obtain the EasyPass during their initial academic term. Eligible students will first be required to accept the applicable terms and conditions by logging into their Cal 1 Card account (cal1card.berkeley.edu/login).
For more information, please review the FAQs here (http://pt.berkeley.edu/campus-transportation-options/public-transportation-passes/student-class-pass)
EasyPass (formerly Bear Pass) for Employees and Visiting Scholars
The EasyPass (formerlly Bear Pass) is a pre-paid transit option for faculty, staff, post-doctorates, and visiting scholars. It allows eligible individuals to take unlimited trips on AC Transit buses for a low monthly fee, which can be paid with pre-tax payroll deductions for even more savings.
The EasyPass is separate from your Cal 1 Card, and is distributed by Parking & Transportation. For more information on current prices and how to purchase, please visit EasyPass.