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Go Beach! Discounted Bus Pass

These are the different purchase instructions for the new Go Beach! Pass, a discounted pass for Long Beach Transit (LBT) buses. This pass is available to all CSULB students, staff and faculty. Please follow the appropriate instructions below that match your current TAP card status.

Additional info about pass options, pricing, and the Moovit app is available on our Bus page.

You have a TAP card (physical)

Convert your current physical TAP card to a virtual TAP card by following these instructions (iPhone, Android). If you do not have a smartphone, please follow the instruction below for "No Smartphone."

iPhone

  1. Obtain a one-time use promo code via the LBT Pass Qualtrics Survey
  2. Create or log into TAP account via the TAP App
  3. Select the Cards tab
  4. Fill in the fields on the Register a TAP Card screen and select “Register”
  5. You will be redirected to your newly registered card.  Select “Transfer Card to Apple Wallet”
  6. Select “Yes, Transfer my Card” on the Transfer Card screen
  7. Select “Add to Apple Wallet” on the Ready to Transfer screen
  8. Select “Next” on the top right corner of Add Card to Apple Pay screen
  9. You will be redirected to terms and conditions. Select “Agree”
  10. You will be redirected to your newly transferred card.  Select “Add Stored Value or Pass”
  11. Select “Agency Pass”
  12. Select “Long Beach”
  13. Select pass (CSULB Go Beach! 30-day or CSULB Go Beach! 150-day)
  14. On the Cart screen, enter your promotion code and select “Apply” to see the discount.
  15. Select your payment method
  16. The discount will be reflected in the cart, select “Purchase” to complete order
  17. You will be redirected to an order confirmation screen.  Select “Continue”
  18. You will be redirected to your virtual card where you can see your card details, passes and history.
  19. You will receive a confirmation email with information on contacting TAP should you require any customer service assistance

Video Tutorial: Convert physical TAP card to virtual [iPhone]

Android

  1. Obtain a one-time use promo code via the LBT Pass Qualtrics Survey
  2. Create or log into TAP account via the TAP App
  3. Select the Cards tab
  4. Fill in the fields on the Register a TAP Card screen and select “Register”
  5. You will be redirected to your newly registered card. Select “Transfer Card to Phone”
  6. Follow steps to transfer TAP card. Once the conversion is complete you will receive a “Success” notification. Select “OK” to continue.
  7. You will be automatically redirected to your newly converted card. Select “Add Stored Value or Pass”
  8. Select “Agency Pass”
  9. Select “Long Beach Transit”
  10. Select pass (CSULB Go Beach! 30-day or CSULB Go Beach! 150-day)
  11. On the Cart screen, select your payment method then enter promotion code and select “Apply” to see the discount
  12. Once the discount has been applied, select “Purchase” to complete order
  13. You will be redirected to an order confirmation screen. Select “Continue”
  14. You will be redirected to your virtual card where you can view your card details, passes, history. 
  15. You will receive a confirmation email with information on contacting TAP should you require any customer service assistance

Video Tutorial: Convert physical TAP card to virtual [Android]

No smartphone?

  1. Obtain a one-time use promo code via the LBT Pass Qualtrics Survey 
  2. Get your physical TAP Card in person at CSULB’s Parking and Transportation Services Office, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  3. Visit the TAP webpage
  4. Create an account and input your TAP Card serial number
  5. Select the CSULB Go Beach! 150-day or 30-day pass 
  6. Add the one-time promo code at checkout to see discounted price
  7. Complete your purchase
  8. Wait 60 minutes for the pass to be remotely loaded to your card
  9. Tap the card on a bus within 30 days of purchase to activate it

You have a TAP card (virtual)

You already have a virtual TAP card on your smartphone and just need to complete the purchase of a Go Beach! pass, simply follow the instructions below (iPhone/Android).

iPhone

  1. Obtain a one-time use promo code via the LBT Pass Qualtrics Survey
  2. Create or log into TAP account via the TAP App
  3. Select the Cards tab
  4. Your carousel will display your registered physical and/or virtual cards.
  5. If you would like to add fare to an existing virtual card, select “Add Stored Value or Pass”
  6. Select “Agency Pass”
  7. Select “Long Beach”
  8. Select pass (CSULB Go Beach! 30-day or CSULB Go Beach! 150-day)
  9. On the Cart screen, enter your promotion code and select “Apply” to see discount.
  10. Select your payment method.
  11. The discount will be reflected in the cart, select “Purchase” to complete order
  12. You will be redirected to an order confirmation screen.  Select “Continue”
  13. You will be redirected to your virtual card where you can see your card details, passes and history.
  14. You will receive a confirmation email with information on contacting TAP should you require any customer service assistance

Video Tutorial: Purchase on existing virtual card [iPhone]

Android

  1. Obtain a one-time use promo code via the LBT Pass Qualtrics Survey
  2. Create or log into TAP account via the TAP App
  3. Select the Cards tab
  4. Your carousel will display your registered physical and/or virtual cards.
  5. If you would like to add fare to an existing virtual card, verify the card is active. If it is not active, select “Download to Phone” and then “Add To This Device”
  6. Once your card is downloaded, select “Add Stored Value or Pass”
  7. Select “Agency Pass”
  8. Select “Long Beach Transit”
  9. Select pass (CSULB Go Beach! 30-day or CSULB Go Beach! 150-day)
  10. On the Carts screen, select your payment method then enter promotion code and select “Apply” to see discount
  11. Once the discount has been applied, select “Purchase” to complete order
  12. You will be redirected to an order confirmation screen. Select “Continue”
  13. You will be redirected to your virtual card where you can view your card details, passes, history.    
  14. You will receive a confirmation email with information on contacting TAP should you require any customer service assistance

Video Tutorial: Purchase on existing virtual card [Android]

No current TAP card (physical/virtual)

You DO NOT already have an existing TAP card on file (physical/virtual). No problem! Please follow these instructions to get started using TAP today (iPhone, Android or no smartphone)!

iPhone

  1. Obtain a one-time use promo code via the LBT Pass Qualtrics Survey
  2. Create or log into TAP account via the TAP App
  3. Select the Cards tab
  4. Select “Add a TAP Card to Apple Wallet”
  5. Create a nickname for your card and select continue
  6. Select “Stored Value”
  7. Choose minimum amount to add (i.e., $1)
  8. On the Cart screen, select your payment method. Then, select “Purchase”
  9. You will be redirected to an order confirmation screen.  Select “Add to Apple Wallet”
  10. Select “Next” on the top right corner on the “Add Card to Apple Pay” screen
  11. You will be redirected to your virtual card where you can see your card details, passes and history
  12. Select “Add Stored Value or Pass”
  13. Select “Agency Pass”
  14. Select “Long Beach”
  15. Select pass (CSULB Go Beach! 30-day or CSULB Go Beach! 150-day)
  16. On the Cart screen, enter your promotion code and select “Apply” to see the discount
  17. Select your payment method
  18. The discount will be reflected in the cart, select “Purchase” to complete order
  19. You will be redirected to an order confirmation screen.  Select “Continue”
  20. You will receive a confirmation email with information on contacting TAP should you require any customer service assistance

Video Tutorial: Purchase virtual card - no current TAP card [iPhone]

Android

  1. Obtain a one-time use promo code via the LBT Pass Qualtrics Survey
  2. Create or log into TAP account via the TAP App
  3. Select “Add a TAP Card on Your Phone”
  4. Create a nickname for your card and select continue
  5. Select Stored Value as fare type
  6. Choose amount to add (i.e., $1)
  7. On the Carts screen, agree to the Terms of Service and select payment method 
  8. Select “Purchase” to complete virtual card order
  9. You will be redirected to an order confirmation screen. Select “Continue”
  10. You will be redirected to your virtual card where you can view your card details, products, and history
  11. Select “Add Stored Value or Pass”
  12. Select “Agency Pass”
  13. Select “Long Beach Transit”
  14. Select pass (CSULB Go Beach! 30-day or CSULB Go Beach! 150-day)
  15. On the Carts screen, select your payment method then enter promotion code to see the discount and select “Apply”
  16. Once the discount has been applied, select “Purchase” to complete order
  17. You will be redirected to an order confirmation screen. Select “Continue”
  18. You will receive a confirmation email with information on contacting TAP should you require any customer service assistance

Video Tutorial: Purchase virtual card - no current TAP card [Android]

No smartphone?

  1. Obtain a one-time use promo code via the LBT Pass Qualtrics Survey 
  2. Get your physical TAP Card in person at CSULB’s Parking and Transportation Services Office, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  3. Visit the TAP webpage
  4. Create an account and input your TAP Card serial number
  5. Select the CSULB Go Beach! 150-day or 30-day pass 
  6. Add the one-time promo code at checkout to see discounted price
  7. Complete your purchase
  8. Wait 60 minutes for the pass to be remotely loaded to your card
  9. Tap the card on a bus within 30 days of purchase to activate it

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a TAP sticker on your ID card from a previous semester, please follow the instructions above for "No current TAP card (physical/virtual)."

For questions, please email ride@csulb.edu. If you experience any difficulty in using your pass, please contact TAP.