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Valley Metro’s Platinum Pass Program provides a solution to your company’s commuting issues, offering many benefits for employers, employees and our valley:
All employers with 50 or more employees at a single worksite are required to participate in the Maricopa County Trip Reduction Program (TRP). The Platinum Pass Program can help meet those TRP requirements. And that is just one of the ways you can make Platinum Pass work for you. Employers may subsidize all or part of their employees’ monthly program charges, turning it into a powerful retention tool and promoting employee satisfaction and performance.
Signing up is simple. Effective July 2011, your company or organization must have a minimum of five current active transit riders in order to apply. Once your company is approved, you must purchase an initial supply of 20 Platinum Pass “smart cards” at $1.50 each. The cards are imprinted with your company/organization name and a unique serial number for tracking. Platinum Pass cards are valid for up to three years.
Remember: Platinum Pass and ASU U-Pass users
TOUCH, HOLD AND GO
To ensure that your ride is registered and your pass is validated:
- Place the card directly on the orange target.
- Hold for two seconds.
- Wait for the confirmation ding or the yellow light before removing your card.
The fare is recorded and the card is automatically charged. Card values range up to $64 per month per card on local bus/light rail and $104 per card per month on Express/RAPID bus routes or on a combination of local bus/light rail and Express/RAPID bus routes.