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U-Pass Student Ride Program

Many college students in the F-M area ride for free on MATBUS. The U-Pass Program is subsidized by North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University - Moorhead, Concordia College, M State and NDSCS Fargo. With their current college ID, students, staff, and faculty from Concordia ride for free; students from NDSU, MSUM, M State and NDSCS Fargo ride for free. NDSU also funds MATBUS service on and near campus.

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2023-2024 NDSU Transit Guide


New Riders

For riders new to public transit, be sure to visit our How to Ride page and watch our introductory video. You'll learn important basics for planning your trip, as well as policies and rules for riding.

Use our Trip Planner to find the appropriate route and bus stop, and times to be there. You can also access this information through the Google Maps app or website. Just select the Transit option, instead of a car!

Learn about our Passenger Rules before you ride.

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MATBUS On-Demand service for NDSU Campus and its surrounding area

MATBUS On-Demand - powered by TransLoc is a FREE, on-demand service offered on NDSU campus during the academic year Monday - Friday, from 6:45pm to 10:15pm. Request your ride through the TransLoc app. The bus can pick up and drop off only within a specific zone that covers NDSU campus and its surrounding area.

For full instructions on how to ride, visit our MATBUS On-Demand page.


Bus Stop Signs U-Pass 2023

Popular Routes and Locations

Below are some of the routes that serve U-Pass campuses, and notable locations they are linked to!

Concordia
Route 1 - GTC, Moorhead Public Library, Downtown Moorhead, Downtown Fargo, Brookdale Mall

Route 1 is connected to Route 3 through a process called interlining. The bus will alternate between the two routes, so you don't need to transfer buses to reach Route 3 locations.

Route 3 - Cash Wise Foods, Target, Moorhead Municipal Pool

M State
Route 5 - Hornbacher's (Azool Retail Center), Essentia Health, Walgreens, Lakeland Mental Health Center

Route 5 and 2 are also interlined. Once Route 5 has completed, it's Fixed Route, it will automatically change to Route 2.

Route 2 - GTC, Hornbacher's, Walgreens, Moorhead Dairy Queen, Downtown Moorhead, Downtown Fargo, Moorhead Crazy Tree

MSUM
Route 2 - GTC, Hornbacher's, Walgreens, Moorhead Dairy Queen, Downtown Moorhead, Downtown Fargo, Moorhead Crazy Tree

Route 2 and 5 are connected. Once Route 2 has completed, it's Fixed Route, it will automatically change to Route 5.

Route 5 - Hornbacher's (Azool Retail Center), Essentia Health, Walgreens, Lakeland Mental Health Center

Route 3 - Cash Wise Foods, Target, Moorhead Municipal Pool

NDSCS Fargo
Route 13 - GTC, NDSU, Barry Hall, Hornbacher's (Northport Shopping Center), Fargo Public Library - Northport, Sanford Clinic, U32 Apartments, The Shack on Broadway, The Fish and Chicken Shack, Red Pepper Fargo, Roosevelt Park Rink, Fargo Brewing Company, Family Fare

Route 34 - NDSU Campus, Memorial Union, Fargodome, Newman Outdoor Field, Niskanen Hall

NDSU
Route 13 - GTC, NDSU, Barry Hall, Hornbacher's (Northport Shopping Center), Fargo Public Library - Northport, Sanford Clinic, U32 Apartments, The Shack on Broadway, The Fish and Chicken Shack, Red Pepper Fargo, Roosevelt Park Rink, Fargo Brewing Company, Family Fare

Route 32 - Johnson Soccer Complex, Library, University Police, First Community Credit Union, Dakota Drive, University Village

Route 33 - The Lofts, Barry Hall, Klai Hall, University Village, Post Office, Sanctuary Events Center, Downtown Fargo, Fargo Brewing Company

Route 34 - NDSCS, NDSU Campus, FargoDome, Newman Outdoor Field, Niskanen Hall