CVP

UW—Milwaukee offers through the Transportation Services office a reduced fare, unlimited ride, bus pass for faculty and staff. This pass is commonly known as the Employee Bus Pass or also the Commuter Value Pass (CVP) and provides access to all Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses.

Faculty and staff may purchase the bus pass after the 15th day of the month preceding the month intended for activation or by the second business day of the month intended for activation of the bus pass. The option to purchase the bus pass will be deactivated online after the second business day of the start of the month.


How to purchase a CVP Permit
  1. Go to Transportation Services portal (uwm.edu/parking/portallogin).
  2. Click on “Affiliated Login” which is in the center of the page
  3. Click on “Get Permits” which will be located in the permits section
  4. Click on “Next >>”
  5. Fill the required fields
  6. Click on the desired permit
  7. Click on box to agree with”Transportation Rules & Regulations”
  8. Click on “Next >>”
  9. add a vehicle if necessary
  10. Click on “Next >>”
  11. Click on “Next >>”
  12. Enter the email as needed
  13. Click on “Pay Now”
  14. Click on the box to agree
  15. Click on “Pay Now”
How do payments work?
If you are paid monthly it will be a $30.00 charge via payroll deduction, and if you are paid bi-weekly it will be $15.00 via payroll deduction until the CVP is canceled or expires.
How to get a CVP Card
If a faculty and staff member is purchasing the CVP and does not have a CVP card issued by MCTS, the staff member WILL need to contact the Transportation Services office in person. A photo will need to be taken, which will be provided to MCTS for a CVP card to be created. The CVP card will be returned to the Transportation Services office within 48 business hours. The Transportation Services office will notify the faculty or staff member that they may pick up their CVP card.
How to return CVP Permit
If you are looking to return your CVP, please contact the Transportation Services office at uwm.edu/parking/deduction cancelation. It is recommended that notification is provided to the Transportation Services office in advance of the approaching pay period.

*NOTE: Purchases of the CVP on the second business day of the month intended for use, and waiting for a CVP card to be issued will cause a delay in the activation of your CVP. The Transportation Services office will require a photo to be sent to MCTS for a CVP card to be issued, which will be the cause for the delay. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience.