Go SmartWhat is the transportation fee?

In 2012, the CHC student body voted to implement a transportation fee to provide participation in the GoSmart Program, which provides free bus transportation on OmniTrans for eligible students.

What is the Go Smart Program?

The GoSmart Program allows eligible students to ride all of the OmniTrans fixed route bus services at no charge by using their student ID. Students eligible to use the pre-qualified OmniTrans Access para-transit service may purchase one-way tickets at a twenty percent discount. Students must be actively enrolled in one or more units to qualify. Contact OmniTrans Pass Sales at 909-379-7100 for details.

Who pays the transportation fee?

All students enrolled in courses during the fall and spring semesters. The only exception is if you are an enrolled students carrying zero (0) units - you do not pay the transportation fee. However, if you do not pay the transportation fee, you are not eligible for the GoSmart Program

How much is the transportation fee?

  • Students enrolled in six (6) or more units (district wide) - $9.00 per semester.
  • Students enrolled in less than six (6) units (district wide) - $8.00 per semester.

Do I pay a transportation fee during the summer semester?

No. There is no transportation fee in the summer.

Can I ride the bus in the summer?

If you were enrolled during the spring semester and paid the transportation fee, you will be able to continue to use the GoSmart Program throughout the summer months. However, if you were not enrolled in the spring semester or did not pay the transportation fee, you will not be eligible for the program.

Can I pay a transportation fee to ride the bus in the summer?

No. There is no option to pay the transportation fee in the summer. Therefore, if you were not enrolled in the spring semester and paid the transportation fee you will not be eligible to ride the bus in the summer.

What does the transportation fee provide?

Students are eligible to participate in the GoSmart Program for use of OmniTrans bus transportation during the semester in which they pay the transportation fee.

What are the effective dates of the Go Smart Program?

Fall semester: August 1 (or first business day following) through January 2 (or first business day following)

Spring/Summer semesters: January 2 (or first business day following) through August 1 (or first business day following)

If you are registered in the spring semester, you will automatically be eligible to continue using the bus through the summer regardless of enrollment.

How soon after registering for classes can I start using OmniTrans?

You may begin using OmniTrans during the effective dates (as listed above). If you first register for classes during late registration it could take up to two business days to activate your status.

What if I drop all my courses in the semester, am I still eligible to ride the bus?

No. Eligibility for the GoSmart Program requires you have paid the transportation fee and be registered for more than zero (0) units.

What if I don't have a student ID?

You must have a student ID to participate in the GoSmart Program and ride the bus. If you do not have an ID, you can obtain one by going to Student Life during business hours. Student Life is located next to the Cafeteria.

What if I lost my student ID?

You can obtain a replacement student ID in the Student Life office.

What if I'm told my student ID does not work?

Your bus driver should tell you why your card does not work. You will need that information to know how to troubleshoot resolving your situation.

I was told I am on the bad list, what does that mean?

If your student ID is not accepted and the driver tells you that you are on the bad list that means that you are not eligible for the GoSmart Program. You are either not enrolled in any courses or you just recently enrolled and paid the transportation fee and have not yet been added to the list of eligible students. If you enroll after the first day of the semester of full-term classes it could take up to two business days to add you to the list of eligible students.

Who do I contact with problems about using the bus?

Contact Student Life with any problems using the GoSmart Program. Please be prepared to provide the scheduled pick-up time of the bus, the route number, and the bus driver badge number (if possible). No action can be taken without the pick-up time and route number.

Who do I contact with questions about the program?

Contact Student Life at 389-3410 with questions.