Older adults can ride Big Blue Bus (BBB) for just $0.50 with a Senior TAP card! The card allows those age 62 and older to receive reduced fares on BBB, 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. BBB 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.
Plus, staff members from Metro's On the Move Riders Club will be on hand at the upcoming Virginia Avenue Park workshops to provide information about riding Metro Bus and Rail, and help you get started with a travel club nearby.
Monthly workshops are held at the Ken Edwards Center on the first Wednesday of every month (with the exception of December).
Second monthly workshops have been added and are held at the Virginia Avenue Park every other Wednesday beginning May through August 2019 (with an exception in May).
All workshops begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Eligible applicants only need to bring a valid photo ID (e.g. Driver's License, State ID, Passport).
|Ken Edwards Center
1527 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
|Virginia Avenue Park
Room: Thelma Terry Workshop 3
2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
May 1 at 1:00 p.m.
June 5 at 1:00 p.m.
July 3 at 1:00 p.m.
August 7 at 1:00 p.m.
September 4 at 1:00 p.m.
October 2 at 1:00 p.m.
November 6 at 1:00 p.m.
May 22 at 1:00 p.m.
June 19 at 1:00 p.m.
July 17 at 1:00 p.m.
August 21 at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, please call Big Blue Bus Customer Service at (310) 451-5444, or visit Blue: The Transit Store.
What if I can't attend the Workshop?
If you are unable to attend a workshop, there are three (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/.