TAP wearables available at all Metro Customer Centers

 

Wear your fare! If you’re looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer for the transit rider in your life, consider getting them a TAP wearable. These include the TAP Mini keychain fob, and the TAP Stretch and TAP Flex wrist bands.

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.

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30 replies

  1. Please, just build a Tap app. It’s not nice to have to buy a piece of plastic, that doesn’t go towards the price of my fare, and then expires frequently, is easily lost, then adds to land-fills.

    Thank you

    • Hi Mark,

      Staff is working on this and we should have an update early next year. Because Metro is not the only agency on TAP, we have to make sure all TAP participating agencies are able to accept passes/fare loaded on the app as well.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • Mark,

      Haven’t you heard? They are working on it. Just be patient buddy. You’ll get there soon enough. Now, let’s all be civil adults here and leave the sarcasm back in high school where it belongs.

      Have a great day.

    • 10 years is frequent? But yeah I agree, that money HAS to go TOWARDS fare, at least if the plastic card becomes digital.

  2. Place your TAP card behind your phone but inside the phone case. Tap the whole thing to the farebox or validator. Voila! You will feel like you are using your phone to tap to board!

    • Not if store more than one card with you phone. The app is the best thing. Other cities and countries have integrated their transit cards in ways Americans can only imagine. In London it’s integrated with your bank card. In France, it dounles as an ID card. In Jaoan, you use it with your smart watch. The list goes on.

      • In London its not really integrated. The money just comes from your banking account. Its not like a weekly or monthly pass is in your account. you just pay as you travel.

    • Hence you still need an actual card. The point is to not have a physical card PERIOD. NFC is almost everywhere now, why is Metro that far behind from taking advantage is beyond me.

  3. I just got mine and I’m glad I have an easy way to get from Anaheim to LAX now that SuperShuttle & The Disneyland Resort Express are shut down. You guys should start selling these near Disneyland.

  4. Sounds neat and convenient! Will these tap wearables also be available to senior and disabled Metro riders as well?

    • Hi,

      Not at this time, but we’ll let TAP staff know people have requested it.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • Hi Gina,

      Yes, when registering for LIFE you will be able to load fare on to a registered wearable.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • It’s good to have it. For $10, I’ll pass. It’s not really that convenient than whipping out your wallet to tap it.

    • Hi,

      Reduced fare/student TAP wearables are in the works, and we will have more info early next year.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • Hi Carmen,

      Staff is working on the reduced fare TAP wearables and hope to launch them early next year.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  5. Why are the Senior/disabled cards being treated differently. It seems it’s a clear violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act to not provide equal services to disabled unless they’re is a valid technical information. The information transmitted from a senior/disabled card is identical to that of a regular.
    When I was part of a team at Citibank that developed a visually impaired modification to our touchscreens, it was a response to millions of dollars in damage settlements in ADA suits.
    I am hoping TAP responds before I find a lawyer that forces the issue.

  6. Leave the sarcasm back in high school? I don’t think so pal, without it I’d have nothing! One question though will the app also include reduce price commuters?

  7. Bought treo of them. Lost them in two months. They are badly designed. They come off very easily if you by accident rubbed against something on your daily routine. And it’s akward too trey to tap on the validators. I could’ve come up with a better design.i went back to the tap card.

  8. Can we please get Apple Pay support? No seriously, considering how bad the Metro app has been at times, I’d much rather deal with a digital card that’s always with me then deal with an app that’s probably gonna charge me to just to add money to TAP.

    • Hi,

      Staff is working on the TAP app and we hope to have an update early next year. Thank you.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  9. Please get Apple Pay & google pay tap pay. That will solve many problems and get more riders. The tap card system is outdated.

    • I was talking with a flight attendant this weekend. Since the are in many different cities, having to carry different transit cards is not practical for them. The ability to pay through google pay, etc. would be beneficial for them and people that travel a lot for work.

  10. An app on my phone would be wonderful. I just went to Portland for work and their Hop phone app was so convenient to use on light rail and streetcar,. C’mon metro, you can do something just as good!