Are you worried they're going to ask for your student ID to prove you're eligible for the student discount?
I wouldn't worry too much. Since you have a photo ID and the name on your photo ID matches your student ID, you shouldn't have any issues if you hand both to the conductor.
I assume you're taking the Wolverine? If so, and this is PURELY anecdotal evidence, they hardly ever ask for ID. I've been on that train once or twice per month for the past several years, and I've been asked for my ID maybe 2-3 times. All three times, it was a super busy holiday weekend.
If I'm not mistaken, the One Card is more of a discount/debit card, yes? I had one when I was a grad student at Wayne State.
If you're really worried, I would carry the One Card and a printout of your class schedule that has your name on it. I doubt it will come to that, but maybe that would help assuage your fears a bit? Honestly, though, I wouldn't sweat it. I can't even imagine the conductors asking everyone for their student IDs when they pick up a billion young men and women at the Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo stops, and I've never seen it happen.
I have a feeling it's a lot like hotel codes, where they say to be prepared to show your employee badge, press pass, etc. but never ask for it.
Edited by SarahZ, 27 November 2017 - 09:40 PM.
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