Beginning September 1, the EZ Transit Pass stickers are going away! The passes will continue to be valid fare directly through your TAP card, and all you’ll need to do is TAP before you board any bus or train that participates in the EZ Transit Pass program. For more information on EZ Transit Pass fares, check here.
EZ Participating Agencies:
- Antelope Valley Transportation Authority (AVTA)
- Beach Cities Transit
- Burbank Local Transit
- Carson Circuit
- City of Commerce
- Culver City Municipal Bus Lines
- Foothill Transit
- Gardena Municipal Bus Lines
- Glendale Beeline
- Huntington Park COMBI
- LADOT (Dash and Commuter Express)
- LAX FlyAway
- Long Beach Transit
- Metro Bus & Metro Rail
- Montebello Bus Lines
- Monterey Park Spirit Bus
- Norwalk Transit
- Pasadena ARTS Shuttle
- PV Transit
- Santa Clarita Transit
- Santa Fe Springs MetroExpress
- Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
- Torrance Transit
If you have questions about the new procedure, please call customer the Regional TAP Service Center at 866.TAPTOGO.
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I don’t see any mention of loading EZ fares from the machines. With the phasing out of the stickers, I would hope that EZ fares can be loaded at the machines now, correct? Having to go to the outlets was a major inconvenience for those of us who couldn’t make it during the limited hours (near impossible to buy one early in the morning, or later in the evening, and even less options on Saturdays and Sunday with the Metro outlets closed and the grocery sales counters having limited hours).
I’m glad they got rid of the Zone sticker. It ruined the look of the TAP card and made it more bulky each time I placed the new sticker on top of the old one. The only times I ever used the sticker was to show the LA DASH driver that an EZ Transit Pass when I get a “Passback” error and before Santa Monica installed TAP readers. As for the new website, it looks nice but I miss being able to tell what bus system and metro station I used. The “Device ID” doesn’t help me at all figure out what bus or metro station I used.
Why no information about EZPass for transit riders with no LAX Security Badge? I work 2 blocks from LAX and would like to use the FlyAway.
Because FlyAway is operated by LAWA, you may need to contact them regarding their policy on EZPass for non-LAX employees. They can be reached at 1-866-435-9529.
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“Because it doesn’t cost Metro any money to give their employees free transit…”
Nothing is free in this world. “Free” most likely means “someone else is paying for it.” By this, the benefits of free transit to Metro employees is paid for by us, the taxpayers, much like their union pension plans and other over-generous benefits public employees get in this state.
As for the TAP card not requiring stickers for EZ Transit Pass, it seems they’re getting ready to deploy the taptogo.net website which will “supposedly” is going to go live tomorrow.
“Thank you for your patience while we put the finishing touches on our new website. Check back on Tuesday, August 25th to see a cool, new site we hope you’ll love.”
Of course, they didn’t specifically mention what time tomorrow, so they can easily just as delay this to 11:59 PM tomorrow and still say they got it on time, and if not, they can quietly delay this again and offer no explanation, just like they have been doing for the past 2 years.
The got the new website up, finally.
Looks a lot better and more easier to navigate, but it’s still missing some key features as promised in the new website coming soon video. Figures.
This is really great! But, can Metro Employee Badge be used to ride all the Buses mentioned here? If not, why not?
Because it doesn’t cost Metro any money to give their employees free transit, but they would have to reimburse the other agencies to carry Metro employees for free.
It looks like LAWA standardized the fares for both LAX employees and regular passengers by making them both EZ Transit Pass with a Z4 upgrade. It used to be that LAX employees could use an EZ Transit Pass Z4 and LAX SIDA badge while everybody else had to use a EZ Transit Pass with a Z8 upgrade.
Oops! It looks like only LAX employees can load a $120 fly away bus monthly pass into the EZ Pass tap card in conjunction with a secure badge. A lot of people will get caught if they just tap their EZ Pass in the fly away bus.
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Link does not work on the section “For more information on EZ Transit Pass fares, check here.”
Thanks for the heads up! Link has been fixed.
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