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Free UTA Rides

Eligible cardholders will use the new BYU ID smartcard to ride all UTA transit for free beginning August 1. Eligible students taking classes Fall 2018, eligible employees and eligible spouses and dependents, please see the schedules below to learn when to get the new card.

It may take 1 day for your new BYU ID card to work with UTA.
 

Door Access

The new smartcard will also allow employees to hold the new card up to the building door reader to securely enter some campus buildings, instead of swiping the card.

All faculty, employees, and student employees who use a BYU ID card to access buildings should get the new ID card - please see the schedules below.

All BYU ID cards will still have a magnetic stripe on the back for Cougar Cash transactions and other uses.
 



Cost

BYU smartcard technology is more expensive but your very first ID card is still free. Exchanging an expiring or dysfunctional card is free too; just make sure you turn in the expiring or faulty card. All students, faculty, employees, and affiliates will pay $10 for a lost card replacement.
 



Visit the ID Center

When you visit the ID Center, please remember:

Diagram of Inside of New BYU ID Card

  • Do NOT punch a hole in the card. The smartcard chip and antenna locations may vary, and if you punch thru the chip or antenna, the smartcard will not work. It will cost $10 to replace a punched card.

Instead, ask the ID Center for a free mini card holder. We do have a limited supply so only one per person please.

  • Lunch is the busiest time at the ID Center. To avoid extra wait time, try to visit the ID Center before 11am or after 2pm. See ID Center hours.

  • If your last ID card photo is more than 2 years old, you will need to have a new photo taken. The ID CenCamerater is behind the Studio 1030 salon; you can make an appointment at studio1030.byu.edu if you'd like to update your haircut or style before having your photo taken. Prices for Studio 1030 services are posted on their website.
  • Whether or not we need to take a new photo, please make sure you meet all Dress and Grooming standards. The ID Center staff have been asked to only issue ID cards to individuals who meet standards.

  • Once you have the new card, it should work for most building access within 15 minutes. If your card does not work for door access within 15 minutes, please contact your building coordinator. Cougar Cash and meals plans will work right away.

 


Please exchange your ID card according to the schedules below:

 

Students attending fall semester 2018

Returning and Current Students: if you have not already gotten the new card, please do so before August! Please avoid visiting the ID Center August 27-September 8 as we will be focused on printing cards for new students.

New Students: please get your BYU ID card as soon as possible. If possible, get your card before August 29 to avoid lines.

If you will not attend BYU fall 2018 but will attend a future semester, please get the new ID card when you return to BYU. UTA rides will only be free via the BYU ID card when you are enrolled in class.
 



Employees

Student Employees: If you use your ID for door access in a building that will get new readers BEFORE the student date above (compare Student and Employee sections), please get the new ID according to the Employee building schedule instead of the Student schedule. In short, get the new ID earlier vs. later.

Please exchange your ID card at the ID Center, 1057 WSC, based on where you work. If you have door access to multiple buildings, please come at the earlier date by building.

*Please exchange your ID card when indicated to keep your building access active:
 JKB
 Jan 29 - Mar 1
 ROTC
 May 7 - May 12
 Motor Pool
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 IPF
 Jun 29 - Jul 6
 ITB  Feb 5 - Mar 1  SHC  May 7 - May 12  AMB  Jun 4 - Jun 9  LVES  Jun 29 - Jul 6
 BRWB
 Feb 20 - Mar 3
 USB
 May 7 - May 12
 BKST
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 MPS
 Jun 29 - Jul 6
 BYUB
 Mar 5 - Mar 15
 ISB
 May 7 - May 12
 Helaman
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 MSRB
 Jun 29 - Jul 6
 DATA CENTER
 Mar 19 - Mar 24
 B-34
 May 14 - May 19
 CONF
 Jun 11 - Jun 21
 MTC
 Jul 9 - Jul 14
 CTB  Mar 19 - Mar 30  KMBL  May 14 - May 19  CSC & CONE  Jun 11 - Jun 21  PPSS  Jul 9 - Jul 14
 MB  Apr 2 - Apr 7  TMCB  May 21 - May 25  ELLB  Jun 11 - Jun 21  RB  Jul 9 - Jul 14
 BNSN
 Apr 9 - Apr 14
 MCKB
 May 21 - May 25
 ESM
 Jun 11 - Jun 21
 SAB
 Jul 9 - Jul 14
 ASB
 Apr 9 - Apr 14
 JSB
 May 21 - May 25
 FOB
 Jun 11 - Jun 21
 SFH
 Jul 9 - Jul 14
 TLRB  Apr 9 - Apr 14  JFSB  May 21 - May 25  FTGB  Jun 11 - Jun 21  TCB  Jul 9 - Jul 14
 MOA
 Apr 9 - Apr 14
 BRMB
 May 29 - Jun 2
 GH
 Jun 11 - Jun 21
 TNRB
 Jul 16 - Jul 21
 LSB
 Apr 16 - Apr 21
 ESC
 May 29 - Jun 2
 HC
 Jun 11 - Jun 21
 ULB
 Jul 16 - Jul 21
 HBLL
 Apr 23 - Apr 28
 CB
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 HCEB
 Jun 11 - Jun 21
 UPB
 Jul 16 - Jul 21
 JRCB
 Apr 23 - Apr 28
 CMB
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 HFAC
 Jun 29 - Jul 6
 UPC
 Jul 16 - Jul 21
 FB
 Apr 23 - Apr 28
 MARB
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 Heritage
 Jun 29 - Jul 6
 WPMP
 Jul 16 - Jul 21
 HGB
 May 7 - May 12
 SNLB
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 HRCB
 Jun 29 - Jul 6
 WSC
 Jul 16 - Jul 21
 MC
 May 7 - May 12
 B-49, 66, 67
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 HRCN
 Jun 29 - Jul 6
 All Other
 Jul 23 - Jul 31
 MLBM
 May 7 - May 12
 Bell Tower
 Jun 4 - Jun 9
 LSGH
 Jun 29 - Jul 6
 Thank you!
 

 




Spouses and Dependents of Employees and Students

Faculty and Full-Time Employees: Spouses and dependents (ages 6-30, unmarried) of employees who are eligible to ride UTA for free, are also eligible for a BYU smartcard and free UTA rides.  Employee spouses and dependents should come in for the new ID card anytime before August.

Note: Some spouses and dependents have not downloaded from DMBA correctly. Please log in to myaccount.byu.edu. If your spouse and dependents are listed, you're good to go. If someone is missing, please first contact DMBA and make sure they have the person's SSN and other information. Then wait approximately one week. If the person is still missing from myaccount.byu.edu, please contact the Benefit's Office, 2-4716, D-240 ASB.

Part-Time Employees and Students: Log in to myaccount.byu.edu.

  1. If your spouse and dependents ARE listed, please invite your spouse and unmarried dependents, ages 6-30, to come to the ID Center to get an ID card.
  2. If your spouse and dependents are NOT listed, please read the following options carefully:
    1.  If you know your spouse’s and dependents’ Net IDs, use the green “Add” button on the Account Management page to add your spouse and dependents. MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE NET ID!
    2. If you do NOT know your spouse’s and dependents’ Net IDs and they have, or had, some affiliation with BYU (dependent of a FT employee, EFY, sports camp, employment, graduated, applied to attend, etc.), please visit the Registrar’s Office, B-150 ASB, in person. Enter your spouse and dependent’s information on the Registrar’s touchscreen. It may take up to 5 days for the information to be processed. Keep checking myaccount.byu.edu. Once your spouse and dependents appear on this page, they can get an ID card.
    3. If your spouse or dependents have NEVER had any affiliation with BYU, use the green “Add” button on the Account Management page to add your spouse and dependents.

Again, spouses and unmarried dependents, ages 6-30, of employees and students are eligible for a BYU ID card. The card can be used as an all-access UTA pass starting August 1st. Dependents under the age of 6 can ride UTA for free with an adult, no card needed. Anyone 6+ needs to have an ID card or other form of fare to avoid a ticket.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER, SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS MUST MEET DRESS AND GROOMING STANDARDS (Human Resources has waived the standard for employee spouses to be clean-shaven).

 

If your spouse or dependent is old enough to have photo ID, please make sure they bring it with them to the ID Center.

 

All lost or abused ID card replacements will cost $10. If an employee, spouse, or dependent replaces a lost card at a location that does not take cash payment, the charge will be posted to the employee’s Financial Account (mfc.byu.edu). Please make payment within 30 days to avoid additional fees. If a card is dysfunctional or expiring, make sure you turn in the current card and we’ll replace it for free.

 

Thank you!