Transit Assistance Program (TAP) - For Riders Enrollment begins Oct. 2, 2017 The Transit Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to help make public transit more affordable for low-income residents. To sign up, you must: Present one of the following accepted certificates listed below. Show a photo ID card or utility statement with your name and address on it. Add money to your TAP card. Once the TAP card is used, you will have access to the $1.00 fare for a full year. (The discounted price is not valid on Metro Mobility or Transit Link buses and only a partial discount is applied on Northstar fares) Accepted Certifications: > EBT Card with verified food benefits within the last 60 days (Note: To enroll using an EBT card, you will be required to log into the EBT Edge site.) > WIC folder (pdf) > Free/Reduced School Lunch Approval Letter (pdf) > Metro HRA Family Statement (pdf) > Plymouth HRA Family Information and Payment Verification Sheet Check back for new certifications The card must be registered and cannot be given to or shared with another person. To enroll, you can bring your valid certification ID’s to the following locations (open to the public): > Metro Transit Service Centers > Project for Pride in Living > SouthWest Transit Station > Mail Order (pdf): Complete a Mail order form with payment and a photo copies of your document and ID. NOTE: At this time, EBT are not accepted for mail order applications. If you are supported by one of these organization you can contact them directly about enrolling for TAP: NOTE: These locations are not open to the public. > CLUES > Little Earth > MPLS Public Housing (Housing Choice Voucher Program) > MPLS American Indian Center > Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa > House of Charity > Native American Community Clinic Q. What about other members of my family? Do they qualify? Only family members listed on an approved document will qualify. Children 5 years old and under ride for free. No ID is required. Other family members may qualify if documented as a qualified household member by certain organizations. Non-low income certified persons 6-12 years old and 65 and older qualify for a Reduced Fare card that are valid for 10 years or until a youth’s 13th birthday. You can order those when you stop by our Service Centers or mail in a photo copy of an ID card. Person with disabilities may apply for a Limited Mobility card that is valid for 10 years. Call for an enrollment packet or get one here. Q. How do I recertify after my one year is up? Your TAP pass will end after 365 days. If you still meet the income requirements you can re-enroll thru a partnered organization or by visiting an open enrollment site with an updated certification and proper ID. Q. How do I know when my discount will end? Each time you use the reader to pay your fare, the TAP discount expiration date will be displayed. For Organizations Get details on how to become a TAP partner.