DPSS to Replace MTA Metal Bus Tokens with New Transit Access Pass (TAP)

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DPSS to Replace MTA Metal Bus Tokens with New Transit Access Pass (TAP)


Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) will discontinue the issuance of the metal Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus tokens and transition customers into using a new stored-value Transit Access Pass (TAP) card that will enable simpler and safer travel throughout Los Angeles County.

DPSS currently issues MTA bus tokens to help meet the emergency transportation needs of customers participating in various assistance programs administered by the department.  

The new TAP card contains a pre-set value and one-year expiration date.  The cards will be issued in three values: ($3.50, $7.00, and $10.50). 

Bus tokens will no longer be sold by MTA or issued by DPSS beginning June 28, 2019, but will be accepted as MTA fare until November 29, 2019.

For additional information, please call the DPSS Customer Service Center Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at (866) 613-3777.