Real change, not loose change
Look around. Just about everyone is moving to TAP (Transit Access Pass), L.A. County's new fare payment system.
While not a pass in itself, the TAP card is an important innovation for Gardena Municipal Bus Lines and other L.A. County transit riders. The durable plastic card contains a smart chip that allows you to buy and electronically load a monthly Gardena Municipal Bus Lines local pass, monthly passes for participating municipal operators, a credit balance toward cash fares, or any combination of the three. In other words, TAP becomes your "transfer fare wallet" – holding your passes and cash, paying fares to the exact penny, and freeing you up from carrying around loose change. It even recognizes free transfers!
Because of its state-of-the-art smart chip technology, TAP allows Gardena Municipal Bus Lines to look to the future, finding modern new ways to deliver an improved transit experience.