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Last Day to use Metro Tokens is Friday, Nov. 29

Tuesday November 19, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) over the last year-and-a half has been preparing for the elimination of the use of tokens on its system due to the development and implementation of TAP cards. Metro wants to remind riders that the final day to use Metro tokens is Friday, Nov. 29. After this day, tokens will no longer be accepted as fare payment on Metro buses and trains. Unused tokens are non-refundable.

In March 2018, the Metro Board of Directors approved the elimination of tokens on the Metro transit system and in May 2018, all token purchases were stopped at Metro Customer Care Centers and phased out at TAP third party vendors. Metro is working closely with nonprofit and social service agencies to transition to TAP so they can continue providing transportation benefits to individuals and families in need.

Patrons who may still have tokens can use them to load a one-way trip on to a TAP card before Friday, Nov. 29, either onboard bus or at any TAP vending machine.

Customers can purchase and load TAP cards by going online at, by phone at 866.TAPTOGO, by visiting more than 450 participating vendor locations across Los Angeles County or at TAP vending machines located at all Metro Rail, Silver Line and Orange Line stations.

For more information on tokens, call 323.GOMETRO.

About Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan. Metro is the lead transportation planning and funding agency for L.A. County and carries about 1.2 million boardings daily on a fleet of 2,200 low-emission buses and six rail lines.                                                                                     

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