Older adults can ride both BBB and Metro for just $0.50 with a Senior TAP card! The card permits those over the age of 62 to receive reduced fares on Big Blue Bus, as well as Metro Bus and Rail, and other TAP participating agencies.
How can I receive a Senior TAP Card?
To receive a Senior TAP Card, eligible older adults must complete and submit an application. Big Blue Bus and Metro have partnered to make the application process simple! They host monthly workshops to assist older adults with applying for a Senior TAP Card. During the workshop, older adults learn how to use a TAP card, and discover popular destinations in the region that are easily accessible by public transit, with use of the card. Further, staff members from Metro's Mobile Customer Center are on hand, to assist attendees with their Senior TAP Card application, and provide temporary Senior TAP Cards to every applicant.
How can I attend a Workshop?
Workshops are held at the Ken Edwards Center on the first Wednesday of every month (with the exception of December), and begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Eligible applicants need only bring a valid photo ID (e.g. Driver's License, State ID, Passport).
For more information, please call Big Blue Bus Customer Service at (310) 451-5444, or visit the Transit Store, now located in a temporary trailer space at 1334 5th Street.
What if I can't attend the Workshop?
If you are unable to attend a workshop, there are 3 additional ways you can apply for a Senior TAP Card:
- Submit your application by mail. Applicants can mail a completed application to the following address:
Reduced Fare Office
One Gateway Plaza
Mail Stop 99-PL-4
Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Submit your application online. Applicants can visit taptogo.net, to complete the application online, and digitally submit their photo and a copy of their ID.
- Visit a Metro Customer Center. A Metro customer service representative will take your photo and make a copy of your ID for you, and provide you with a temporary reduced fare TAP card. For a visit of Customer Center locations, visit: https://www.metro.net/about/contact/customer-centers/.
We look forward to seeing you on Big Blue Bus with your Senior TAP Card soon!