Reduced Fares

To apply online for a Reduced Fare TAP card, you must first log in or create a TAP account.

Reduced Fare TAP Card for Seniors

The qualifying age for a Senior varies with each transit agency. Check your local transit agency to see if you qualify according to their guidelines. Seniors may apply online — please gather the following required documents before you begin:

Required Documents

  1. Official photo ID (provide one of the following)
    • California ID card; OR
    • California driver's license; OR
    • Passport
  2. Current full-face photo
    • No hats or sunglasses
    • Attach a 2" × 2" or 1" × 1¼" photo to the printed application when applying by mail or in person.
    • Upload a digital photo (JPG file format, minimum size 250px × 320px) when applying online.
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Reduced Fare TAP Card for Person with Disability

Persons with Disabilities may apply online.* Please gather the following required documents before you begin:

Required Documents

  1. Official photo ID (provide one of the following)
    • California ID card; OR
    • California driver's license; OR
    • Passport
  2. Current full-face photo
    • No hats or sunglasses
    • Attach a 2" × 2" or 1" × 1¼" photo to the printed application when applying by mail or in person.
    • Upload a digital photo (JPG file format, minimum size 250px × 320px) when applying online.
  3. Proof of disability (provide one of the following)
    • Medicare card (Medi-Cal card is not accepted); OR
    • Valid California DMV Placard receipt (must show “valid through” date); OR
    • Disabled Veterans ID (service connected); OR
    • Proof of student enrollment in a LA County special education program (official letter certified by the special education teacher); OR
    • Proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits (provide one of the following)
      • Letter of benefit award; OR
      • Letter of benefit adjustment; OR
      • Benefit check

* If you have a qualifying medical disability under Social Security Disability, it must be classified and certified by a medical professional, and the documentation must accompany your application. Therefore you must download and submit the print version of the Reduced Fare TAP card application.

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Reduced Fare TAP Card for College/Vocational Students

Students who meet the minimum enrollment requirements may apply online any time during the current school term. Please gather the following required documents before you begin:

Required Documents

  1. Official photo ID (provide one of the following)
    • California ID card; OR
    • California driver's license; OR
    • Passport
  2. Current full-face photo
    • No hats or sunglasses
    • Attach a 2" × 2" or 1" × 1¼" photo to the printed application when applying by mail or in person.
    • Upload a digital photo (JPG file format, minimum size 250px × 320px) when applying online.
  3. Proof of enrollment (provide one of the following)
    • Current registration/fee receipt, which includes the school term, class schedule and units; OR
    • Computer printout with official school URL showing enrollment units and/or in-classroom hours. This document must be stamped by the registrar's office; OR
    • Current contract or agreement between the applicant and the school stating the total number of units and/or in-classroom hours; OR
    • Current registration form or enrollment certificate, stating the total number of units and/or in-classroom hours; OR
    • Official letter from school verifying enrollment.

Enrollment Requirements

Undergraduate Students
  • Current term of 12 units minimum*; OR
  • Current term of 12 hours per week minimum*

(for at least 3 consecutive months)

Graduate Students
  • Current term of 8 units minimum*; OR
  • Current term of 8 hours per week minimum*

(for at least 3 consecutive months)

* If you are currently enrolled in a summer or winter program that does not meet the minimum requirement for units/hours, but you met the requirement in the preceding spring or summer term, please submit enrollment documentation for both terms.

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Reduced Fare TAP Card for K-12 Students

Apply online any time during the current school term. Please gather the following required documents before you begin:

Required Documents

  • Proof of enrollment (provide one of the following)
    • Current report card; OR
    • Current valid school ID; OR
    • Class schedule with the total number of units and/or in-classroom hours; OR
    • Official letter from school verifying enrollment.

How to Apply

  1. Create a TAP account for each student. A valid, unique email address must be used with each account.
  2. When the account is created, a password link will be emailed to the student's email address. Follow the link and set a password.
  3. Log in to the student’s TAP account and submit a Reduced Fare TAP card application for K-12 Students.

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