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New for Winter!
To start riding the first day of winter quarter, pick up your new Clipper Card by Friday, Dec. 13. The office will be closed during winter recess from Dec. 16 through Jan. 3.
The VTA Eco Pass provides all De Anza students unlimited rides on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses and light rail within Santa Clara County for the duration of a quarter term. The Eco Pass is valid only for VTA services within Santa Clara County.
However, your Clipper Card can be used for other transportation agencies provided funds or purchased passes are saved on to the card.
The new Clipper Card Eco Pass is a proximity card. To use your Clipper card, locate the Clipper card reader at the entrance of the transit vehicle, fare gates or station and hold your card flat against the Clipper logo until you hear a beep or the gates open.
Currently seven bus lines — VTA routes 23, 25, 51, 53, 54, 55 and new 323 — stop at De Anza. Routes 51, 53, 54 and 55 connect to the Sunnyvale Caltrain Station. Route 51 connects to the Mountain View Caltrain Station.
The DASB 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 DASB Eco Pass on weekends or any other time that is convenient.
The DASB 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 De Anza students are eligible for the VTA DASB Eco Pass program through a mandatory quarterly fee,which was established by the De Anza Associated Student Body (DASB) during a spring 2011 proposition vote that passed 985 to 124 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.