From Metro’s TAP staff some good news:
The TAP network continues to grow with its newest addition, Palos Verdes Transit. Today PV Transit’s entire bus fleet went “live,” giving their riders another convenient option to pay their fare.
Instead of handling cash and tokens, now riders can tap their valid TAP card on the mobile validator when boarding, and enjoy their ride. With each addition to the TAP program, we get closer to the goal of a seamless, regional transportation.
Riders can purchase EZ transit passes and Stored Value online at taptogo.net, by phone at 866.TAPTOGO (866.827.8646), at one of nearly 400 TAP vendor locations or from TAP vending machines at Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line Stations.
Current TAP partners include: Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Culver City, Foothill Transit, Gardena, Long Beach, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Montebello, Norwalk, Pasadena ARTS bus, Santa Clarita and Torrance (line 4 only). Metrolink has its own TAP enabled tickets.
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PVPTA service is horribly inconsistent. I miss the days when Metro lines 225 and 226 ran across the penninsula
Hopefully Santa Monica will sign on soon.
If you are answering TAP Questions today, I’ll ask: I use the EZPass but don’t add extra zones. Though I have cash value on my card as well For 4 days last month I needed to get to El Segundo from USC. One of my options was the Silver Line to Green Line. When I TAPed on the Silver Line, the driver said I couldn’t use the plain EZPass because it would not pay the full Silver line fare The driver also said he could not take the 75¢ remaining fare from my TAP card since the validator kept on saying Pass back. After some back and forth with the driver, I dropped a $1 coin in the fare box, However I’m thinking there has got to be a better way. Do you wise folks at The Source know of one? Needless to say I took other routes to El Segundo and back for the rest of my trips.
Let me try to find an answer – might not be until tomorrow if that’s okay.
Editor, The Source
Absolutely fine. Thanks!
Any word from the folks at TAP?
Today, I’d settle for my EZ Pass TAP card to work. It’s November 3rd, and my card still isn’t working for a pass purchased weeks ago.
You should be hearing from someone at TAP/EZ Pass soon.
Editor, The Source