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Riders' Alert:

  • Ride the FREE Shoppers Special Shuttle service running on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check out the schedule here.
  • Spread the joy this holiday season. Donate a gift item at the Stuff-A-Bus on Dec. 13, 2019 at the Del Amo Fashion Center.
  • Bus Stops Closure: Carson St. at East Del Amo Circle until further notice. Click here for details.
  • Say goodbye to Metro tokens. Last day to use the was Friday, November 29, 2019. Click here for more information.

Inter-agency Transfers on TAP

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Effective Sunday July 15th 2018, use your TAP card for inter-agency transfers.

In an effort to save paper and make inter-agency transfers easier, Torrance Transit, along with 23 other TAP-participating transit agencies operating in the greater L.A. metropolitan region, has accepted the Transfer on 2nd Boarding policy. 

According to this new policy, inter-agency transfers will now exclusively be made using TAP cards with Stored Value.  Customers must use a TAP card when boarding. The fare for transfer will be calculated and deducted automatically from the TAP card upon second boarding made within 2½ hours of the first boarding. No more paper transfers will be given out to customers.

Note: If you do not use a TAP card or have sufficient Stored Value loaded on your TAP card when boarding, or if you do not make the second boarding within 2½ hours of your first boarding, you would have to pay full-fare on both transit agencies.

Benefits of the new policy

  • Everything will be on one card.
  • No need to carry exact change.
  • Transfer fare will be calculated and deducted automatically.
  • No need to worry about losing the paper ticket.
  • Environmental friendly.
  • Time between transfers has been extended from 2 hours to 2½ hours.
  • No cost increase.

How does it work?

  • When boarding on your first trip you must use a TAP card to pay with monthly pass or Stored Value.
  • When boarding for your second trip within 2½ hours of your first boarding, use the same TAP card to pay with Stored Value. (The TAP card must have sufficient funds in Stored Value to pay for transfers).

FREE TAP Cards !!!

In order to make this an easy transition, Torrance Transit and other local TAP participating agencies are giving away free TAP cards to their customers within the next few weeks, while supplies last.

Torrance Transit will be distributing cards on the following days:

  • Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Carson St. at Hawthorne Blvd.
    • Carson St. at Del Amo Circle East
  • Thursday, July 12th, 2018 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Carson St. at Western Ave.
    • Carson ST. at Budlong Ave. (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center)
  • Monday, July 16th, 2018 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    • South Bay Galleria Transit Center
    • Hawthorne Blvd. at Artesia Blvd.
    • Hawthorne Blvd. at Torrance Ave.
  • Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Carson St. at Western Ave.
    • Crenshaw Blvd. at Carson St.
  • Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
    • Carson St. at Hawthorne Blvd.
    • Carson St. at Del Amo Circle East
  • Thursday, July 19th, 2018 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Carson St. at Hawthorne Blvd.
    • Carson St. at Del Amo Circle East


Where to buy and re-load a TAP card?

TAP card can be purchased

  • In-person at

    Transit store
    West Annex Transit Store
    3031 Torrance Blvd,
    Torrance, CA 90503

  • Online at
  • Call 1-866-TAP-ToGo (1-866-827-8646)
  • TAP Vending Machines in LA region
    • Click here to find a TAP Vending Machine or a local retail vendor near you.


Agencies participating in TAP program:
  • Antelope Valley Transit Authority
  • Baldwin Park Transit
  • Beach Cities Transit (Redondo Beach)
  • Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica)
  • Burbank Bus
  • Carson Circuit
  • Spirit Bus (Monterey Park)
  • Compton Renaissance Transit Systems
  • Culver City Bus
  • Foothill Transit
  • Glendale Beeline
  • Gardena Transit (GTrans)
  • Huntington Park Transit Unlimited
  • L.A. County Department of Public Works
  • LADOT Transit
  • Long Beach Transit
  • Los Angeles World Airports
  • Los Angeles Metro
  • Montebello Bus Lines
  • Norwalk Transit System
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority
  • Pasadena Transit
  • Santa Clarita Transit
  • Torrance Transit



For more information visit or call (866) TAPTOGO (866-827-8646)