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Transit Assistance Program (TAP) offers $1 rides

Go-To cardRide for $1 per trip – including transfers – until April 10, 2017!

Update 11/23/16: Enrollment for Transit Assistance Program is now closed.

Qualified low-income residents of the Twin Cities: Ride more for less through the new Transit Assistance Program (TAP).

How the pilot program works

  1. Household member ages 13-64 – not including college students, seniors or persons with disabilities – are eligible to participate in the test program that will offer discounted transit rides, on any bus (express or non-express) or train at any times of day.  For those not eligible, other programs may apply.
  2. Ride all regional buses and light rail for $1, transfers included.
  3. On Northstar, your card will deduct $1 for the first $3 of the fare.  Additional surcharges will be deducted based on distance.
  4. You can add value online, at any Go-To Card outlet (including all Cub Food stores) or any rail ticket machine.

NOTE:  Discount does not apply on Transit Link or Metro Mobility buses.

This pilot program will run for six months (one card per Certified ID).

Hurry – a limited number of cards are available! Participants receive a new TAP Go-To Card with $5 of ride value. That’s five rides for FREE, so don’t wait to sign up!  Those who already have a registered Go-To Card can transfer their balance to a TAP card to take advantage of the discount.

You’ll need to agree to take a pre-pilot and post-pilot survey about your experience and register your Go-To Card against loss or theft (registration is free).  To speed up your enrollment process, print out and complete the Go-To Card Registration and pre-pilot survey.

Once you have your card, you can add value online, Go-To Card outlets (including all Cub Foods stores), rail ticket machines or by enrolling in our Auto Refill program.

To enroll you must be a low-income resident of the Twin Cities between the ages of 13 and 64 and have your income verified through a non-profit or another government agency. Present ONE of the following along with a photo ID:


- Catholic Charities Card
Catholic Charities Card

- CLUES intake form
CLUES intake form

- Metro HRA Family Summary 
Metro HRA Family summary form

- Project for Pride in Living Card 
Project for Pride in Living card

- St. Paul Public Housing Rent Statement
St. Paul Public Housing Rent Statement

- Free Reduced Lunch program form
Free Reduced Lunch Program form

- State of Minnesota EBT Card (with name on card)
State of Minnesota EBT Card with name

- VEAP Income Eligibility Form 
VEAP income eligibility form


Enroll weekdays at Metro Transit Service Centers, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority or at SouthWest Metro Transit. 

NOTE:  We currently don't have any remote site enrollments scheduled but please check back for updates.



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