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Military Passes

Presidio of Monterey
U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Mass Transit Benefit Program
U.S. Navy Transportation Incentive Program

Free Bus Passes for Active Duty Military & DOD Civilians

The Department of Defense has implemented a Mass Transportation Benefit Program under Executive Order 13150 for its members. The purpose of this program is to offset commuting costs to active duty military members and DOD civilian employees, including non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees, to reduce pollution and traffic congestion, preserve the environment, and expand transportation alternatives.

The cost of the military bus pass is subject to change based on levels of service requested by each installation.

Who Qualifies?

Active duty service members, DOD employees and NAF employees who commute to work from outside of area military facilities.

Who Does Not Qualify?

Dependents, contractors, retirees, reserve component service members not on active duty and service members who live on military installations.

Program Benefits

After applications have been processed, participants will receive a Department of Transportation debit card with the monthly federal transit benefit pre-loaded. Funds on the debit card allow the purchase of a Military GoPass valid for unlimited use on all MST bus routes for 31 consecutive days upon first use. Funds on the debit card are replenished on the tenth of each month. Don’t forget to purchase your pass each month for continued travel on MST buses.

How To Apply

Qualified applicants can fill out an application at one of the following locations:

Fort Hunter Liggett

  • US Army Garrison HQ Bldg – Infantry Rd.

Naval Postgraduate School

  • Herrmann Hall – Travel Office (Lower Level)

Presidio of Monterey

  • Bldg 418

Camp Roberts


Getting Your Pass

For your convenience MST has installed pass vending machines at various locations on base:

Presidio of Monterey

  • Price Fitness Center
  • ­Post Office – Bldg 517
  • ­Bldg 4455 Gigling Rd, Ord Military Community
  • Post Chapel
  • Bldg 418

Fort Hunter Liggett

Enrolled Fort Hunter Liggett Military/DOD participants, please click here to place your order.

Military Routes

MST has partnered with Fort Hunter Liggett, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Presidio of Monterey to develop military bus routes and schedules. These routes serve individuals who commute to and from work or school, while also providing access to shopping and leisure activities off the installations. They expand commuting alternatives and reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. Passengers boarding within the Presidio of Monterey installation ride free. Line 86 is free for active duty military members. A system map illustrating military routes is located here.

Presidio Shuttle

MST will operate Presidio shuttle trips between Soldier Field and Price Fitness Center all day long. During peak travel times, Presidio shuttle service will be frequent. The Presidio shuttle operates on weekdays and is free to everyone who boards within the base.

For more information, please call:

Naval Postgraduate School Travel Office

Presidio of Monterey Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS)

Fort Hunter Liggett (HQ)

Military bus services are funded entirely by the Federal Mass Transit Benefit/ Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) through the Department of Transportation.

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Monterey, CA 93940

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Salinas, CA 93901

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Salinas, CA 93901
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Monterey, CA 93940