|Discount Fare Eligibility
Proper identification is required at the time of boarding for all Student, Reduced Fare (Senior, Disabled, and Medicare) and Legally Blind customer fares.
Student 30-Day Passes
Commencing February 8, 2015, Long Beach Transit will no longer sell LBT Student paper passes at its Transit and Visitor Information Center or at participating vendor locations. Regular 1-Day and 5-Day paper passes can still be purchased on LBT buses. All Student passes are now loaded on Student TAP card.
Apply for your reduced fare TAP card online.
You can now apply for your tap card online. Please visit TAP at https://www.taptogo.net/TAPPurchase. Scroll down to find your reduced fare application type and begin the online application.
You will need to apply through TAP for the Student TAP card.
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Students must apply through TAP for a College/Vocational Tap here.
Apply here >.
CSULB U-Pass Tap Program
CSULB has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the U-Pass TAP Program, which provides free transit on all Long Beach Transit buses to eligible students, faculty and staff.
Obtaining TAP Stickers
To obtain your U-Pass TAP sticker, please visit the Cashiers Office located on the 1st floor of Brotman Hall, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. U-Pass TAP stickers are available to all enrolled students and staff/faculty members who are currently employed by the university or auxiliary organizations. Please bring a valid CSULB ID. An initial fee of $5 will be charged for the cost of the sticker.
For more information, please visit https://www.csulb.edu/parking-and-transportation-services/bus
Reduced Fare (Senior, Disabled, Access Service, and Medicare) Customers
Commencing February 8, 2015, Long Beach Transit will no longer sell LBT paper passes at its Transit and Visitor Information Center or at participating vendor locations. Regular 1-Day and 5-Day paper passes can still be purchased on LBT buses. All other passes will only be able to be purchased on a TAP card.
Seniors (62 & older), Access Service, and Medicare Customers
Customers with Disabilities
To qualify for the Metro Reduced Fare TAP ID card, which allows the bearer to ride public transit in Los Angeles
County for a discount, Metro Reduced Fare TAP ID card application, or call Long Beach Transit at 562-591-2301 and we will mail you one.
Applications are also available at the Long Beach Transit Center at 130 E. 1st St., Monday through Friday 7am - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6pm.
Passengers with an LA County Access Services ID card can now ride for free on Long Beach Transit buses. In order to ride for free, tap your card when you board.
Personal Care Attendants are not part of the free fare program and will need to pay full fare. The OCTA Access Services program is not affiliated with the LA County program.
Legally Blind Customers
To qualify for Long Beach Transit's legally blind pass:
- Complete a legally blind application, available by clicking here or request an application by visiting the Transit & Visitor Information Center at 130 E. 1st Street or call 562-591-8753.
- Call Long Beach Transit’s Eligibility Analyst at (562) 591-8753, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to schedule your in-person application review and training.
- Bring a valid photo identification (such as California ID, Passport or a Braille Institute ID), your completed application, and a $2 pass processing fee to your appointment. Appointments are held at Long Beach Transit's administrative offices at 1963 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Upon a successful application review, a legally blind pass will be issued allowing the bearer to ride Long Beach Transit at no cost. This is the only pass that is valid to ride Long Beach Transit buses as a blind person for free.