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Reduced-fare passes are now available to load onto your TAP card!
Whether you're an existing Senior, Disabled or Student rider, or a new rider who meets program eligibility requirements, now's the time to move to TAP and take advantage of the card's built-in advantages, like free balance protection and smart-chip enabled remote fare loading.
With paper passes, stamps and student ID cards no longer being sold, existing reduced-fare pass holders must obtain a TAP card to continue receiving their reduced-fare rate.
Applicant eligibility varies by municipality (e.g. senior discount participation begins at 60, 62, or 65 years depending on the transit system), so be sure to check the specific reduced-fare eligibility requirements for the lines you ride.
Senior TAP ID Card
Seniors 62 years or older (60+ in Santa Clarita Transit District) qualify for a Senior TAP ID Card. There is no charge for the card itself, but you must supply a full-face photo (1" X 1-1/4" or 2” X 2”) along with valid ID showing proof of age (California ID, California Drivers License, passport, or a birth certificate accompanied by any photo ID). You can apply for your Senior TAP ID Card at any Metro or participating Municipal Customer Center locations. Seniors may also mail in copies of the required documentation and a full-face photo to the TAP Service Center, PO Box 811310, Los Angeles, CA, 90081. Get an application online: English | Spanish
LACTOA Disabled TAP ID Card
Current LACTOA/Disabled cardholders will automatically received a new TAP card in the mail. If you ride with another form of disabled ID, you need to obtain and submit a new LACTOA/Disabled TAP application.
To obtain your LACTOA Disabled TAP ID Card, you must provide proof of eligibility or a Medicare card. Completed applications, a full-face photo, required documentation and a processing fee can be submitted at any Metro or participating Municipal Customer Center location or mailed to the TAP Reduced Fare Office, One Gateway Plaza, M.S. 99-PL-4, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952. Get an application online: English | Spanish
College/Vocational TAP ID Card
To qualify for a College/Vocational discount, you must complete the College/Vocational TAP ID application available at select schools, Metro or participating Municipal Customer Center locations or online. Submit the completed application at any Metro or participating Municipal Customer Center location or mail it to the TAP Reduced Fare Office, One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-PL-4, Los Angeles, CA, 90012-2952. Get an application online: English | Spanish
Undergraduate and graduate students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited school in Los Angeles County for a minimum of 12 units or 12 hours of in-classroom study per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive months. If you are enrolled in a summer program that meets for less than 3 months and/or 1 units, you can still qualify only if you met the eligibility requirements in the preceding spring term.
K-12 Student TAP Card
Student TAP card applications are now available. Once the TAP application is completed and submitted, a student can expect to receive a TAP card in 6-8 weeks. This new TAP card will then replace the student's existing paper fare card. Monthly stamps for fare cards will only be sold through December, so students should make sure to apply early for TAP. Get an application online: English | Spanish