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Transit Assistance Program (TAP)

Enroll now in the Transit Assistance Program (TAP)

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)

New! Enroll online (with valid certification ID's)

Or you must bring your valid certification ID’s to the following locations (open to the public):

Accepted documentation:

Image of Minnesota EBT Card

Image of Hennepin, Ramsey County Community Card

Photo of WIC ID Folder

Image of Free/Reduced Lunch Approval Letter

Image of Energy Assistance Approval Notice letter

Image of MEtro HRA Family Summary

Image of Plymouth HRA Verification Sheet and Family Information Survey

Image of St. Louis Park Housing Authority Certificate

Image of St. Paul Housing: Public Housing and/or Section 8

Image of Early Learning Scholarship letter

Image of Diversionary Work Plan Approval letter

Image of General Assistance Supplimental Aid document

Image of MFIP Approval Notice

Image of MHCP card

Check back for a growing list of approved certificates.

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 partner 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

How to Become a TAP partner

Details for organizations on how to become a TAP partner.

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