Effective winter 2014, the ASFC VTA Eco Pass is incorporated onto a "Clipper Card,"
a reloadable smart card used for electronic transit fare payment in the Bay Area.
The Eco Pass is still good for only one quarter at a time (see dates below), but the Clipper Card is good for multiple quarters and for life beyond Foothill.
To get your Eco Pass, you must pick up a personalized Clipper Card from the Foothill College Smart Shop in the Campus Center.
The ASFC Eco Pass is valid seven days a week for VTA buses and light rail ONLY
- see table below for valid dates for each quarter; you must be enrolled for the
quarter and have paid your fees or be on a payment plan to order a new Eco Pass.
If there is no easy route for you to commute by bus to school, you can still use
the ASFC Eco Pass on weekends or any other time that is convenient.
The ASFC Eco Pass is not valid on ACE, Amtrak, BART, Caltrain, Highway 17 Express, Dumbarton Express, Monterey-Salinas Transit, and SamTrans.
|Eco Pass Quarter||Eco Pass Ordering Begins||Eco Pass Ordering Ends||Eco Pass Valid From||Eco Pass Valid To|
|Summer||8th week of spring||8th week of summer||4 weeks before end of spring||2 weeks after start of fall|
|Fall||9th week of summer||8th week of fall||2 weeks before start of fall||2 weeks after start of winter|
|Winter||9th week of fall||8th week of winter||2 weeks before end of fall||2 weeks after start of spring|
|Spring||9th week of winter||8th week of spring||2 weeks before end of winter||2 weeks after start of summer|
All enrolled Foothill students are eligible for the VTA ASFC Eco Pass program through a mandatory quarterly fee, which was established by the Foothill Associated Student Body (ASFC) during a spring 2011 proposition vote that passed and was approved by the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees. Part-time students with 0 to 5.9 units pay $3 per quarter, part-time students with 6 to 11.9 units pay $4 per quarter, and full-time students with 12 or more units pay $5 per quarter.