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Transportation FAQs

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How can I apply for a CRAM Pass?

      No need to apply, students who are assessed a transportation fee and have an SUNY Erie ID will automatically receive a CRAM Pass. Report to the designated locations for pick-up around the 3rd week of classes. You will need to bring:

      • Current course schedule/tuition bill
      • Valid SUNY Erie ID card

      Effective the first day of classes, student may use their SUNY Erie ID as valid fare on any NFTA bus or rail.

    2. Can I have both the CRAM Pass and a parking permit?

      Yes and there is NO extra cost to do so. We encourage students to utilize all transportation services available to them.
    3. Can I still use my CRAM Pass if I withdraw from all my classes/drop-out?

      No, your CRAM Pass will be disabled after you withdraw from your classes because in order for you to utilize the CRAM Pass you MUST be a student.
    4. Can I let someone else use my CRAM Pass?

      No. If you abuse your privileges and let someone else use your CRAM Pass the bus operator may confiscate the pass and it will be difficult for you to get a replacement.
    5. I lost my CRAM Pass, what should I do?

      Lost, stolen, or damaged CRAM Passes may be replaced for a fee of $20. This fee can be paid at the Bursar's office on any campus. The cashier will give you a receipt; take this receipt to one of our locations for processing. Turnaround time is generally 1-2 days. Replacement passes are usually available the same day if processed at City Campus. If you request your replacement CRAM pass be sent to North or South Campus, you will be responsible for the payment of the bus or rail fare to utilize the NFTA until your replacement CRAM Pass arrives.
    6. How can I obtain a parking sticker?

      You will need to bring the following to campus security: class schedule, Original vehicle registration and SUNY Erie ID. The parking permit is valid on any of SUNY Erie’s three campuses.
    7. My program is at North campus, but live near City. Does SUNY Erie offer a shuttle for students to travel to each campus?

      Yes! Schedule information can be found here.
    8. If I do not use the bus can I receive a fee waiver?

      The transportation fee is non-refundable. However in addition to the Unlimited Metro and Rail CRAM pass, the fee funds parking at each campus, the Inter-campus shuttle service and other parking features such as the blue safety lights.
    9. If I'm approved to ride the Para-transit, can I use the CRAM Pass or do I need to still purchase rides?

      If you are approved to ride the Paratransit, you can use your University Pass without paying for each ride. For information about Paratransit, please visit the NFTA webpage at http://metro.nfta.com/Paratransit/Paratransit.aspx.
    10. How will I know if the shuttle is running late due to inclement weather or other emergency?

      Please sign up for the transportation RAVE alert to get email and text message notifications when the shuttle is running late. You must register for the transportation alert in addition to the class cancellation to receive notifications for both.
  • Need Help?


    City Campus (Transportation Office)
    Room 165
    121 Ellicott Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 270-5629
    Monday - Friday8:00am - 4:00pm
    North Campus - Welcome Center
    Room G122
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    P: (716) 851-1322
    South Campus - College Safety Office
    Building 5, Room 5212
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 270-8845
    Monday - Friday8:00am - 4:00pm