Cubic Transportation Systems has expanded the regional transit access pass (TAP) card system in Los Angeles County to include the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), the region’s second largest bus operator.
LADOT is the 12th transit operator in the region to join TAP, and is the second largest bus operator on TAP, after MTA. The department operates more than 300 vehicles, including the DASH and Commuter Express Transit bus fleets serving the downtown LA area and outlying major urban centers. This brings the total number of vehicles in the region on TAP to 4,435.
The rechargeable TAP cards offer electronic fare payment on public transport services within Los Angeles County, California. It is administered by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and is valid on a number of different transit systems including Metro Rail, Metro Bus, Metro Liner, City of Santa Clarita Transit, Culver City Bus, and Foothill Transit.
The extended regional smart card system will give LADOT’s 28 million riders a new option for paying their fares, and making it possible for riders to board more quickly, resulting in faster travel times.