VTA SmartPass

ASFC VTA SmartPass

How to Get Your Pass


Visit the ASFC Welcome Center to pick up your Clipper card with the VTA SmartPass.

VTA resumed bus service to the Foothill campus for routes 40 & 52  August, 2021.


Thank you for choosing Foothill College to pursue your academic career. As a Foothill student, you can enjoy unlimited rides on VTA bus and light rail lines.

You must be enrolled in class(es) for the current quarter in order to request a VTA SmartPass Clipper card.

Follow These Steps...

1 Register for classes
Go to MyPortal to register for your classes. You will be automatically charged a mandatory SmartPass fee - See Fees.
2 Get Your Personalized Clipper card You must get your personalized Clipper card from the Smart Shop. Keep this card, it is valid for multiple quarters and for life beyond Foothill College.
3 Register Your Clipper card online with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Go to www.clippercard.com and click on the "Register a card" link on the top left side of the page. You will need to create a My Clipper account. If you do not register your card and you lose it you will lose all non-SmartPass values you have placed on the card. If you place other values on to the Clipper card you will be able to use it for multiple transit agencies.
4 Enjoy Unlimited Rides on VTA Buses and Light Rail within Santa Clara County See VTA routes to Foothill that travel from where you live and work. The SmartPass on your Clipper card will be valid for the following periods of each quarter. As long as you are enrolled in classes you will be able to enjoy unlimited ridership. Simply tag your Clipper card next to the fare box when entering the bus/light rail.

SmartPass Quarter SmartPass Ordering Begins SmartPass Ordering Ends SmartPass Valid From SmartPass 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

The SmartPass is for currently enrolled Foothill students only. Any other use constitutes fraud.

5 Got questions not answered here? See our Frequently Asked Questions page.

VTA Routes to Foothill College


Clipper Card

Campus Center Smart Shop

Room 2016

ASFC Welcome Center (formerly ASFC Smart Shop)



Campus Center, Building 2000 Upper Level Room 2016


Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Fridays Closed

Monday, July 4