Every undergraduate student (September or January start) at Trent’s Peterborough Campus registered in 1.5 or more credits in their starting term (excluding School of Education students) will automatically receive a 12-month TCSA Transit Pass, valid from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. The TCSA Transit Pass fee will automatically be billed with your tuition and ancillary fees. Students not automatically billed who fall under 1.5 credits, or Trent community members (graduate students, staff etc.), who wish to receive a TCSA Transit Pass, are welcome to purchase a 12-month, 8-month, or 4-month pass. 30-day passes ($60) and 10-ride passes ($22) are also available for purchase in the TCSA office and the Trent Card Office in Blackburn Hall.

Transit pass fees for the 2019-2020 year are:

Undergraduates Trent Community

12-month pass (September to August) $294.63 $314.63

8-month pass (January to August) $196.42 $216.42

4-month pass (May to August) $98.21 $118.21

Your transit pass can be used on all Peterborough buses including the Trent West Bank and Trent East Bank routes. Your transit pass must be shown to the driver each time you board. If your pass is not shown, you will be required to pay the full adult single ride fare.

Your Digital Pass

Your transit pass is available digitally on all smartphones. Simply download the app ‘ID123’ and follow the instructions on your screen to register with your email address. Tap to find ‘Trent University’, and then enter your last name and your student number. You may upload your own personal photo if you wish. Your transit pass is now available to present to the transit driver, all from the palm of your hand! 

Bus Etiquette

We kindly ask that you respect your fellow students and community members while riding the bus. Here are some tips on how you can help to keep the transit system operating smoothly:

  • Have your transit pass ready to clearly present to the driver when boarding

  • Remove your backpack, especially when standing

  • Keep moving to the back of the bus to make room for more passengers

  • Respect others by being conscious of your conversations and actions

  • Keep the buses clean by taking any garbage with you when you exit the bus

  • Give yourself extra travel time; drivers try their best to stay on schedule but some delays are unavoidable

If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns regarding transit, text or email and include the following information if applicable:

  • Date

  • Time

  • Bus stop location

  • Bus route number

Alternatively, you can contact Peterborough Transit directly for more information by calling (705) 745-0525, following @ptbo_transit on Twitter, or signing up to receive transit updates sent directly to your phone by visiting

Full Peterborough Transit routes and schedules can be found on the City of Peterborough website:

Transportation Bursary

The TCSA is pleased to off a transportation assistance bursary, available to any registered Trent University student who meets the criteria outlined in the link below.