InComm, a leading payments technology company, announced today that it is partnering with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to expand the network of retail locations at which customers can purchase and reload TAP cards. TAP riders can currently buy and reload TAP cards at more than 450 retail locations across Los Angeles County; this partnership will expand that total to more than 2,000 stores in 2020.
“Transit systems across the country are finding ways to make it easier for their riders to buy their transit cards on the go, and we’re happy to be the ones making that possible in Los Angeles,” said Michael Herold, Vice President of Business Development at InComm. “Through our partnership, riders will have more options to choose where to buy and reload their cards at the stores where they currently shop. This is also interesting for retailers, who now offer their customers yet another reason to come to their store.”
TAP is one of the largest smart card systems in the United States, with an average of 24 million transactions processed every month. The program powers a multimodal travel experience that enables riders to pay for trips on Metro and 24 additional transit agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Riders can store funds electronically on their TAP card, which can then be used to pay fares each time they board a bus or train.
InComm’s Tolling and Transit program currently provides transportation authorities across seven states with the payments technology they need to give their commuters convenient travel solutions. For more information, click here.
For more information on TAP and to see a map of participating retail locations, visit www.taptogo.net
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.