Payments technology company InComm has partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to make Transit Access Pass (TAP) cards available at more retail locations across the county.
The county currently has 450 retail locations where TAP riders can currently buy and reload the cards. The partnership will focus on expanding the total to more than 2,000 stores by 2020.
InComm vice president of business development Michael Herold said: “Transit systems across the country are finding ways to make it easier for their riders to buy their transit cards on the go, and we’re happy to be the ones making that possible in Los Angeles.
“Through our partnership, riders will have more options to choose where to buy and reload their cards at the stores where they currently shop. This is also interesting for retailers, who now offer their customers yet another reason to come to their store.”
Processing an average of 24 million transactions monthly, TAP is one of the largest smart card systems in the US.
The programme offers a multimodal travel experience enabling riders to pay for trips on Metro and 24 additional transit agencies all through the Los Angeles County.
Riders will be able to maintain funds electronically on their TAP card, which they can used to pay bus or train fares.
InComm’s Tolling and Transit program currently provides transportation authorities across seven states with the payments technology they need to give their commuters convenient travel solutions.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, InComm offers commerce experiences in more than 500,000 points of distribution in over 30 countries.