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L.A. Metro launches TAP card on iPhone and Apple Watch, US [free access]

September 8, 2020

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) has partnered with Apple and Cubic Transportation Systems (the agency’s fare payment solutions partner) to launch the regional Transit Access Pass (TAP) card on iPhone and Apple Watch. This enables riders to hold their device near the TAP dial upon boarding a train or bus, and the fare will be validated immediately. Users can either add the card directly through Apple Wallet and load stored value or download the TAP mobile app for account management, for regional trip planning, and for access to all passes, including L.A. Metro Bike Share. The TAP app also supports reduced fare, Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE), and cash-paying customers.