LOS ANGELES (2UG) – Metro is simplifying how riders pay fare on bus and rail. These changes make it easier for everyone who pays with TAP to earn free rides.
Here’s what to expect starting July 1:
Metro is introducing fare capping – a new way to pay fare on bus and rail.
Metro’s putting a cap on how much riders will pay.
- Full fare riders will never pay more than $5 a day and more than $18 within seven days. Base fare remains at $1.75
- Reduced Fare Seniors/Disabled Riders will never pay more than $2.50 a day, and than $5 within seven days. Base fare remains 75¢ peak and 35¢ off-peak
- Students K-12 will never pay more than $2.50 a day, and you’ll never pay more than $6 within seven days. Base fare is being reduced from $1 to 75¢
- College/Vocational riders will never pay more than $2.50 a day, and you’ll never pay more than $6 within seven days. Base fare is being reduced from $1.75 to 75¢
- Base fare for all rider classes include 2 hours of free transfers in one direction
How it works:
- Load Stored Value (money) on a TAP card to pay per ride.
- When you tap on the bus fareboxes or TAP validators at rail stations, the display will show how much Stored Value (money) is being deducted or if the ride is free.
- Once you reach your 1-Day or 7-Day cap, your rides are FREE!
- Your current TAP card will work just fine. No need to buy a new TAP card to start fare capping.
- Always use the same card so your rides count toward your cap.
- Any Metro rider with a TAP card can participate in fare capping.
With fare capping, riders earn the benefits of a pass without the upfront cost. That makes Metro 1-Day, 7-Day and 30-Day passes no longer necessary, so they will no longer be sold, and will be replaced with fare capping. Going forward, please load Stored Value so riders can pay per ride and participate in fare capping.
Learn more about additional fare changes and how fare capping works at metro.net/farecapping.
Thanks for going Metro.