VTA’s SmartPass is an annual calendar-year pass available for institutions within Santa Clara County. It's a deeply-discounted pass, making it a low-cost benefit to participating organizations.

SmartPass is like an insurance plan – by paying for a large group of program participants, the per-participant costs are shared. All the group’s participants have an opportunity to use their SmartPass as often as they need or choose; whether they are daily VTA riders, use the service occasionally, or are completely new to public transit. Organizations will be able to provide program participants with a high-value benefit at a minimal cost.

Employers, Colleges, Residential Developments

  • Reduce your organization's environmental impact and parking demand by offering alternatives.
  • Save employees, residents, and students from the expenses and hassles of driving and parking. They'll thank you. 


Depending on the size of your organization, prices can range from $1.73 to $17.25 per month per participant for unlimited rides on VTA buses and light rail.

That’s a bargain compared to $90 for an Adult Monthly Pass or $180 for an Adult Express Monthly Pass.


SmartPass is loaded on a Clipper card, which can be used for transit agencies across the  Bay Area

SmartPass Institutional Program allows coordinators to administer the program and view usage reports.

VTA’s SmartPass program may satisfy some city or commute benefit ordinances such as Senate Bill No. 1128.


Complete and email the SmartPass Agreement Form to