Token Elimination

Friday, November 29, 2019 is the last day Metro tokens will be accepted. Transition from tokens to TAP and continue to travel safely and conveniently. Use a TAP card to load Stored Value or agency passes on 25 participating transit systems.

How to Purchase TAP

Buy a new TAP card ($2 card fee) or use your existing TAP card.

  • Create a TAP account and manage your TAP card online.
  • Call TAP Customer Service at 866.TAPTOGO.
  • Visit any TAP Vendor location.
  • Purchase a TAP card at a TAP vending machine (TVM) located at all Metro Rail stations, Metro Silver Line and Metro Orange Line stations, and at the El Monte station. Learn how to use your tokens at a TVM to purchase your Metro 1-Way fare.

TAP Programs Offer Special Benefits

TAP has many programs to assist individual riders and groups with special transportation needs. If you represent an organization whose members would benefit from TAP, consider these options:

Non-Profit Organizations

Non-profit organizations can sell or distribute TAP cards to their customers and receive a 3.75% discount on select fare products. To qualify as a non-profit organization, you must provide a Federal Form 501(c)(3) tax identification number.  Read More

Social Services Organizations

Social service organizations (hospital, community center or county program) can offer transportation benefits to their customers on TAP.  Read More

Reduced Fares

Seniors, persons with disabilities, college and vocational students and K-12 students are eligible to apply for reduced fares. If approved, you will be issued a special TAP card and can purchase TAP fares at a reduced price. Find out if you qualify.  Read More


GO TAP (Groups and Organizations) offers managed TAP cards to group members and allows a group administrator to purchase and manage TAP cards online.  Read More

TAP Vendor

A TAP vendor sells and reloads fare products using a Retail Point of Sale (RPOS) device and earns a commission from the sales.  Read More


LIFE (Low-Income Fare is Easy) program participants qualify for subsidies on select passes from 12 TAP-participating agencies.  Read More