New “Art on TAP” cards now available at select TAP vending machines

New limited edition “Art on TAP” cards featuring artworks commissioned by Metro Art are launching at select stations this week. The three new artwork designs are Blue Sights by LP Ǽkili Ross, Roosters by Daniel Barajas and Legacy by Bodeck Luna. 

The artworks are part of a series of rider portraits created by local artists. The portraits evoke intimate and universal stories of those who use our transit system. The inaugural series of 12 portraits are featured on digital screens installed at each of the A Line (Blue) stations and in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery. 

The limited edition Art on TAP cards are now available at TAP vending machines at the stations listed below. Be sure to check the header above the TVM screens before purchase to see which cards are in stock. Not all stations have each design. Cards are $2 plus the cost of fare. Available while supplies last. 

LP Ækili Ross, Blue Sights 

Customer Centers 

Union Station/Gateway Transit Customer Center – East Portal 

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Customer Center 

East Los Angeles Customer Center 

Rosa Parks Customer Center 

Wilshire/Vermont Customer Center 

A Line (Blue)

5th Street and Del Amo Stations 

B Line (Red) 

7th/Metro Center, Wilshire/Vermont, Vermont/Sunset and Universal City Stations 

C Line (Green) 

Norwalk, Wilmington and Aviation Stations  

E Line (Expo)

Expo Park/USC and Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley Stations 

G Line (Orange)

Reseda Station 

J Line (Silver)

Cal State LA Station 

L Line (Gold)

Union, East LA/Civic Center and Arcadia Stations 

Daniel Barajas, Roosters 

Customer Centers 

Union Station/Gateway Transit Customer Center – East Portal 

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Customer Center 

East Los Angeles Customer Center 

Rosa Parks Customer Center 

Wilshire/Vermont Customer Center 

A Line (Blue)

Pico and Pacific Coast Highway Stations  

B Line (Red)

Union, Wilshire/Normandie, Hollywood/Vine and North Hollywood Stations 

C Line (Green)

Norwalk, Lakewood and El Segundo Stations 

E Line (Expo) 

Expo/Crenshaw and Downtown Santa Monica Stations 

G Line (Orange) 

Sepulveda and Pierce College Stations 

J Line (Silver)

Gateway Stations 

L Line (Gold)

Chinatown and Lake Avenue Stations 

Bodeck Luna, Legacy 

Customer Centers  

Union Station/Gateway Transit Customer Center – East Portal 

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Customer Center 

East Los Angeles Customer Center 

Rosa Parks Customer Center 

Wilshire/Vermont Customer Center 

A Line (Blue)

Imperial/Wilmington, Compton and Grand Ave Stations  

B Line (Red)

Pershing Square, Vermont/Santa Monica and Hollywood/Highland Stations 

C Line (Green)

Vermont, Hawthorne, Douglas Stations 

E Line (Expo)

Expo/Vermont and Culver City Stations 

G Line (Orange)

Canoga Ave and Van Nuys Stations 

J Line (Silver)

El Monte Station

L Line (Gold)

Highland Park and Azusa-Alameda Stations 

View the inaugural Art on TAP cards here. 

Metro plans to roll out additional Art on TAP cards. Learn more about the award winning Metro Art programs here. 

17 replies

  1. I like to collect the special TAP cards. However, Metro is very lax in making sure its TAP vending machines have the card stocked. I’ve tried three times to purchases the Angels Flight TAP card the Expo Line, 17th Street Station at the specific TAP vending machine which advertised it was selling the Angels Flight card. One attempt took my money, but no card of any type. My other two attempts took my money, but gave the the standard TAP card, of which I have too many. This seems to be typical for Metro operations: up front excitement, but no follow through to make sure what they advertise is delivered.

    • Hi m399y;

      Sorry you had trouble purchasing the Angel’s Flight TAP card. A team member will reach out to you directly via email.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. I hope these are well stocked everywhere. The joy of public transportation is that it’s a community space where EVERYONE is welcome.

    • Hi Justin;

      We updated the post. Please use the East LA Customer Center in that part of the county.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. These are so cool! I’m def gonna try to get some of these, especially the one by Bodeck, that guy is so talented!