Columbia College Chicago has transportation down to a science. It's simple. Everything you'll ever need is your U-Pass. A U-Pass is a reusable CTA ticket that every student can use to take any train anywhere. The U-Pass also works on the buses and does not ever charge (even for transfers).
The U-Pass is included in the tuition cost of attending Columbia, and it's in effect from the day the semester starts to the day the semester ends. Each full-time student is allowed a U-Pass. They just need to go pick it up! Parking is atrocious, and driving can be kind of a hassle. Luckily, because of this sparkling, beautiful U-Pass, complete with your picture on it, you won't ever need a car in Chicago!