Green Pass

Fall 2021 Green Pass will be available on 8/9/2021


The Digital Green Pass is fast and safe. We highly recommend the contactless digital pass.

For those who want a physical pass, we will be sending physical passes to your home address via certified mail requiring a signature. It can take up to two weeks for the pass to arrive.

ACC Green Pass 2021-2022

Ride Capital Metro Services For Free!

The Green Pass offers unlimited rides to class, work, and anywhere else on the Capital Metro transit system for one semester.  Green Pass riders must show an ACC ID card upon request.

Capital Metro just launched a new local rideshare option called Pickup.  With the Pickup App (iPhone / Android) and your ACC Green Pass, you can arrange on-demand transit service from and to anywhere within one of the Pickup Service Zones for free!  Eastview, Northridge, and San Gabriel Campuses are located within a Pickup zone.

Check out this video from Ghisallo Cycling Initiative on how to bike & train from Highland to Eastview Campus!  https://vimeo.com/537829832

How to get your Green Pass

  1. Register for credit or Adult Education classes.
  2. Pay your full tuition or set up a payment plan.
  3. If you are new to ACC, claim your ACC email address. ACCmail is required for the Green Pass and for all ACC official communication.
  4. Get an ACC Student ID card.
  5. Visit the ACC Transportation website. Log in using your ACCeID to request your free Green Pass (Digital OR Paper).

Eligible faculty and staff may obtain a free Green Pass by completing step 5 with their ACC Employee ID card.

Green Passes are available to students enrolled in ACC credit classes, Adult Education students, and ACC faculty and staff.  Continuing Education students and hourly employees are not eligible for a Green Pass.

How to use your Physical Green Pass

  • Bus riders: Swipe (do not insert) your Green Pass in the fare box and show your ACC ID card while boarding.
  • MetroRail riders: Insert your Green Pass in the ticket validator and show your ACC ID card when a fare inspector asks.

How to use your Digital Green Pass

  • Bus/MetroRail riders: Activate your digital pass on your phone before you get on board the vehicle. Show your digital pass on your phone to the bus driver or the fare inspector.

Use your Green Pass for Capital Metro Fixed Route Service, Express Bus Service, MetroAccess, and MetroRail services. View the Capital Metro Rider’s Guide for help getting started. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who's eligible for a Green Pass?

Green Passes are available to students enrolled in ACC credit classes, Adult Education students, and ACC faculty and staff.  Continuing Education students and hourly employees are not eligible for a Green Pass.

I dropped all of my classes. Can I still  use my Green Pass?

Since you are no longer actively enrolled in ACC, your Green Pass will be deactivated.

How long will my Green Pass remain in effect?

The Green Pass is valid for one semester. Each semester you must order a new pass.

Where can I use my Green Pass?

The Green Pass can be used for Local, Express, MetroRapid bus services, MetroAccess, and MetroRail.  Register your MetroAccess number when you request a Green Pass from the ACC Transportation website. MetroAccess service will be activated within five business days.

I got a new phone, but my digital pass doesn't show up on my new phone.

ACC Green Pass is allowed in only one device, please contact green@austincc.edu to move your digital pass from your old phone to your new phone.

I lost my Green Pass. Can I get another one?

Lost or stolen replacement passes are available for $25 (non-refundable), the payment can be made here, the lost pass will be deactivated. 

My Green Pass is damaged. Can I get a new one?

A damaged pass can be replaced at no charge. You will need to mail the damaged pass to ACC Sustainability Office, Please contact green@austincc.edu.

Can I share my Green Pass with my family?

No, this program covers only ACC students, faculty, and staff.  An ACC ID card must be shown upon request. Misuse of your Green Pass may lead to the loss of Green Pass privileges.

Can I only use my Green Pass to get to an ACC campus?

You may use the Green Pass anywhere and at any time on the Capital Metro system.

How is the Green Pass program funded?

The cost of the program is funded through ACC's sustainability fee and revenue from parking permit fees.