Wear your fare! TAP has launched a new line of products called TAP wearables. These include the TAP Mini keychain fob, which are available beginning today, as well as the TAP Stretch and TAP Flex wrist bands. All can be purchased at Metro Customer Centers.
The TAP Mini is a fob for your keychain. All TAP wearables function just like a regular TAP card — you can load Stored Value and passes onto them, and register them online at taptogo.net. TAP wearables can be used on any agency that accepts TAP.
Reload your TAP wearables online at taptogo.net, by calling 866.TAPTOGO, at over 450 TAP vendor locations and at all TAP vending machines.
TAP wearables costs $10 plus the cost of fare and are available at Metro Customer Centers. Quantities are limited.
HOWEVER! If you’re unable to make it to a Metro Customer Center, TAP staff will be selling TAP wearables at three Metro Rail stations on the following days next week:
- Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Union Station (Gold Line portal) from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7th St/Metro Center (Hope Street portal) from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 12 at North Hollywood Station from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Union Station East Portal from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7th St/Metro Center (Figueroa Street) from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
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Why don’t we eliminate the waste and utilize smartphones. Most everyone has one and it would be easy to tap the phone when using the train or bus. Take a look at what NYC does: https://new.mta.info/mta-etix
Doesn’t seem to be very many customer centers, I thought there was one in El Monte for the SG valley. It would be nice if we could by online.
What about reduced fare?
We don’t have that capability yet but are planning to once this pilot program is over. In other words, putting reduced fare on the TAP wearables is in the works.
Editor, The Source
Do they also expire, for what appears to be no valid reason, like the full size TAP cards?
I bought one of these only to later discover that they expire in only 4 years, while costing five times as much as a standard TAP card. This contradicts the 10-year expiration date stated in the FAQ on this very site. What is the reason for this? I’ve lost substantial money more than once when Metro seized my TAP card balance for contrived reasons… it’s straight up theft as far as I’m concerned. I called TAP customer service but they don’t understand the issue and either can’t, or won’t fix it.
Not for student TAP cards though???
No, that is not yet available.
Writer, The Source
This Is An Awesome I Ideal Especially For The Handicap Customers