Now that all 26 L.A. County transit agencies are on TAP, a new TAP card design will be rolling out next month to mark the momentousness of having the “largest seamless transit network in the nation.” And being a person who loves collecting transit cards, I’m very excited about this!
Here’s how the old TAP cards look:
And here’s how the new cards look:
For those curious, the new designs were created by Metro’s Design Studio, who surveyed other municipal bus providers to ensure the looks were distinctive from Metro’s other marketing materials and best represented everyone involved.
The final designs were unanimously chosen for three reasons: 1) they speak to the natural landscape that unites the region covered by 26 transit agencies; 2) they evoke the feeling of free movement enabled by the TAP card, and 3) the vivid colors reflect sunny Southern California and our optimism as a community.
The new cards will be available to the public in October. You’ll be able to purchase them at Metro TVMs and anywhere else TAP cards are sold. Those who already have reduced fare TAP cards will be able to receive the new cards upon expiration of their existing card.
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