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Culver CityBus has an affordable fare to get you where you want to go!

Prior to boarding a Culver CityBus, please have the exact fare ready. Culver CityBus fareboxes accept dollar bills and coins; however, they DO NOT make change and bus operators DO NOT carry change.

 Fare Type Fee
Adult (Base): $1.00
Student (K-12): $0.75
Senior (62+ years): $0.35
Disabled: $0.35
Medicare Card Holder: $0.35
Blind: Free

Culver CityBus accepts the Transit Access Pass (TAP).

TAP is a convenient way to pay your fare. It’s a durable plastic card with an electronic chip inside that you can use again and again. In order for the card to be valid on Culver CityBus, you must load it with stored value. Your TAP card with automatically remember your account balance and can be reloaded by visiting us at Culver City City Hall, the Transportation Department Facilities or by going to taptogo.net.

For answers to general questions, more information about fares, or other assistance please dial customer service at

(310) 253-6500

and a representative will be happy to assist you.

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Rider Relief Transportation Program (RRTP) - See if you qualify

Programa de Ayuda al Pasajero (RRTP) - Ver si usted califica

What is the Rider Relief Transportation Program?

The Rider Relief Transportation Program (RRTP) provides fare subsidy coupons to eligible riders who purchase TAP cash value, EZ transit passes and/or daily, weekly, or monthly passes from participating transit systems. Eligible riders include adult regular riders, Senior/Disabled/Medicare, K-12 grade students, and college/vocational students who are pre-qualified by a participating community-based agency.

Subsidy coupon booklets are issued by the participating community-based organizations and are accepted at pass and TAP sales locations during Pass Sales periods.

Culver CityBus and participating transit systems, along with the two lead agencies, FAME Assistance Corporation (FAC) and Human Services Association (HSA), are committed to helping you benefit from this program.


Eligibility Guidelines to Qualify for Subsidies

RRTP subsidy coupons are available to Los Angeles County residents whose household income levels are less than the following amounts:


Persons in Household Annual Income
1 $31,550
2 $36,050
3 $40,550
4 $45,050
5 $48,700
6 $52,300

Residents of the Cities/County and students of schools and colleges already being subsidized for fare media will not be eligible to receive the coupon subsidy.


Types of Subsidies Available

The RRTP program offers several types of subsidy coupons. The maximum subsidy per person per month is as follows:


Subsidy Coupon Rider Type
$10 Riders who purchase TAP Cash Value Cards, regular monthly or weekly passes, provided their city in the county does not provide a subsidy.
$6 Senior Citizen/ Disabled/Medicare riders whose city does not provide an additional subsidy.
$6 College/vocational students whose city or school does not provide an additional subsidy.
$6 Kindergarten through 12th grade students of cities or schools that do not provide an additional subsidy.

 

How to apply

Eligible riders can join the program and receive subsidy coupons at participating community-based organizations serving Los Angeles County residents. For more information, you may visit www.metro.net/riderrelief or contact the agency representing your region, as listed below:


If you live in the Antelope Valley region (Lancaster or Palmdale), the Central Cities region (Boyle Heights, Chinatown, East LA or South LA), North County or San Fernando cities (Agoura Hills, Burbank, Calabasas or Chatsworth), San Gabriel cities (Alhambra, Arcadia, East San Gabriel, Pasadena or Temple City), South Bay cities (Gardena, Harbor City, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance or Watts), or the Westside region (Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Malibu, Pacific Palisades or Santa Monica), please contact: FAME Assistance Corporation
Ronni Jackson
(323) 870-8567
ronnij@famecorporations.org
If you live in the Gateway Cities region (Long Beach, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, La Mirada, Norwalk, or Pico Rivera) or San Gabriel Valley cities (Alhambra, Diamond Bar, El Monte, La Canada, La Puente, Pasadena, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, or West Covina), please contact: Human Services Association
Rider Relief Transportation Program
562.806.0250
rrtp-info@hsala.org

Other Fare Media

Accepted Not Accepted
Metro Tokens Metro Passes
UCLA ID + $0.50 co-pay (not available during the summer) Big Blue Bus Tokens
BruinGo! Flash Pass + valid UCLA ID

Cash Fares

 Fare Type Fee
Adult (Base): $1.00
Student (K-12): $0.75
Senior (62+ years): $0.35
Disabled: $0.35
Medicare Card Holder: $0.35
Blind: Free

Prior to boarding a Culver CityBus, please have the exact fare ready. Culver CityBus fareboxes accept dollar bills and coins; however, they DO NOT make change, and bus operators DO NOT carry change.

High school students may be required to show a valid student ID or Student TAP card as proof of age.

For a senior discounted fare (62 and over), please show a valid driver’s license, DMV ID, or a senior TAP card.

For a disabled discounted fare, please show a valid disabled TAP card, DMV placard/receipt, or a LACTOA ID.

Medicare recipients must show a valid Medicare ID.

Sales Locations

Culver City Transportation Department
4343 Duquesne Avenue
Culver City, CA 90232
Cash or check accepted
Monday—Friday 7:30 AM—5:30 PM
Available for purchase: EZ transit pass, TAP stored value cards and RRTP coupons


Culver City City Hall
9770 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Cash, check, or credit card accepted (3% credit card surcharge)
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM—5:30 PM (closed every other Friday)
Available for purchase: EZ transit pass, TAP stored value cards and RRTP coupons


Call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876) or visit metro.net for additional sales locations.


This information is to the best of our knowledge correct. Fares are subject to change. Due to construction or some unforeseen incident, our bus schedules may be affected.

EZ Transit Pass

Type   Fee
Adult $110
Student Not Available
Senior/Disabled/Medicare $42

For more information on where to purchase an EZ transit pass or which agencies accept the EZ transit pass, please visit metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO.

TAP

Culver CityBus accepts the Transit Access Pass (TAP).

TAP is a convenient way to pay your fare. It’s a durable plastic card with an electronic chip inside that you can use again and again. In order for the card to be valid on Culver CityBus, you must load it with stored value. Your TAP card with automatically remember your account balance and can be reloaded by visiting us at Culver City City Hall, the Transportation Department Facilities or by going to taptogo.net.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Tap your card on the farebox located at the entrance of the bus.
  2. A “beep” will sound and message will appear on the farebox showing that your card is valid.
  3. Relax and enjoy the ride!

Senior TAP ID Card

Seniors 62 years or older qualify for a Senior TAP ID Card. There is no charge for the card itself, but you must supply a full-face photo (1" X 1-1/4" or 2" X 2") along with valid ID showing proof of age (California ID, California Drivers License, passport, or a birth certificate accompanied by any photo ID). You can fill out and submit the application for your Senior TAP ID Card at Culver City City Hall or Culver City Transportation Department. Seniors may also mail in copies of the required documentation and a full-face photo to the TAP Service Center, PO Box 811310, Los Angeles, CA, 90081. Get an application online: English | Spanish


LACTOA Disabled TAP ID Card

To obtain your LACTOA Disabled TAP ID Card, you must provide proof of eligibility or a Medicare card. Completed applications, a full-face photo, required documentation and a $2 processing fee can be submitted at Culver City City Hall or Culver City Transportation Department or mailed to Metro Reduced Fare Office, One Gateway Plaza, M.S. 99-PL-4, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952. Get an application online: English | Spanish


Student TAP ID Card

Current K-12 students can qualify for a Student TAP ID Card. Fill out and submit the application for your Student TAP Card at Culver City City Hall or Culver City Transportation Department. Customers may also mail in copies of the application to the TAP Service Center, PO Box 811310, Los Angeles, CA, 90081. Get an application online: English | Spanish


TAP FAQs

How do I protect my TAP card’s balance?

We recommend that you sign up for Balance Protection and your TAP card can be easily replaced if lost or stolen. Register your card online at www.taptogo.net or call 866.TAPTOGO (827.8646). If your card is lost or stolen, you can get a replacement card that includes the remaining balance of your previous passes and previous cash value balance already loaded on it. There is a $5 fee to replace your card and reinstate your balance.

If you are a senior, student or disabled TAP card holder, you are already enrolled in TAP Card Balance Protection Program.


Will Metro buses and rail accept my TAP card?

Yes, your TAP card can be used on Metro bus and rail. When you use your TAP card to ride Metro, Metro’s fare will be deducted from the card. If you are entitled to a reduced fare on Metro and carrying a reduced fare TAP card, the appropriate fare will be deducted.


What is the difference between stored value and passes on TAP?

Currently, Culver CityBus accepts bus fare from the stored value portion of the TAP card. The TAP card can be loaded with any dollar amount you provide. Each time you tap your card on the farebox, the fare will automatically be deducted from the card.

Other TAP agencies may offer passes on TAP. Culver CityBus fareboxes currently only recognize the following TAP fare products: stored value, EZ transit pass, inter-agency transfers, and Culver CityBus local transfers. Metro passes and passes from other agencies on TAP are not accepted by Culver CityBus.


How do I transfer from one Culver CityBus to another Culver CityBus using a TAP card?

Simply tap your TAP card on the farebox. The base fare will be deducted from your card. Ask the Culver CityBus Operator for a Local Transfer and tap your card again to pay for the transfer. The Operator will then give you a paper transfer.


How do I transfer to other transit systems using a TAP card?

When transferring from Culver CityBus to another transit system, tap your TAP card to pay the base fare. Ask the Culver CityBus Operator for an Inter-Agency transfer and tap your card again to pay for the transfer. The Operator will then give you a paper transfer.

When transferring from another transit system to Culver CityBus, pay cash for the transfer and you will be given a paper transfer to use when boarding Culver CityBus.


When will my TAP card expire?

TAP cards are good for about three years. You can check your card’s expiration date or status anywhere you can use or buy tap.

Transfers

Culver CityBus Transfers (Local) Fee
Base (Adult/Student) $0.25
Senior/Disabled/Medicare $0.10
Inter-agency Transfers (IAT)
Base (Adult/Student) $0.40
Senior/Disabled/Medicare $0.20

You will need a transfer if it will take more than one bus to reach your destination. If you need a transfer, please inform the bus operator upon boarding the bus.

Purchase a local transfer when transferring from one Culver CityBus to another Culver CityBus or an Inter-Agency (IAT) when connecting to any other bus or rail system.

Transfers are valid for two (2) hours. They must be properly punched and are only accepted at transfer points (locations where two or more buses connect.)