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TAP fee changes begin on Aug. 9, 2019. Please read the full program details in our menu below.

The TAP Hardship Fee Waiver for Long Beach Transit was created to ensure that CSULB transportation services remain inclusive to all students. Eligible students will receive a $40 transportation fee waiver for unlimited TAP services during the current fall semester. For more information, please visit TAP Hardship Fee Waiver.

Take one of ten bus routes to campus with the Long Beach Transit TAP Pass. Go green, avoid permit fees, traffic, citations, and the stress of finding a parking spot when arriving on campus.

The TAP program provides unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses for 75% off the regular LBT student rate. Students who are currently enrolled or faculty/staff members that are actively employed by the university qualify for the program. Direct bus routes to CSULB campus include the 45, 46, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 121, 171, 173. You can plan your trip by using

Semester Passes

Those who participated in this program in the spring may purchase the TAP pass via the CSULB parking portal starting on Aug. 9, 2019. First-time participants of the TAP program who do not already have a TAP sticker must purchase their passes at the Cashiers window in Brotman Hall. Here is where they will program your TAP sticker and affix it to your campus ID card.

Although the program is no longer free, it is important to note that TAP services are still highly-subsidized by the university and are offered to students/employees at over 75% off the normal student pass rate of $40/month (or $200/semester).

TAP prices (FY 2019-2020)

Type Price Effective Dates
Fall 2019 $40 8/19/2019-1/19/2020
Spring 2020 $40 1/20/2020-5/24/2020
Summer 2020 $30 TBD

IMPORTANT NOTE: TAP Pass purchases are nonrefundable. Please contact the Cashiers Office for additional information.

TAP Stickers

The TAP sticker is affixed to your Beach ID card and provides access to the Long Beach Transit buses.

First-time participants must visit the Cashiers window in Brotman Hall to purchase the physical TAP sticker for a one-time fee of $5. Once purchased, the TAP sticker does not have to be purchased again unless lost or stolen.

Lost ID or lost TAP sticker? New or replacement TAP stickers can be purchased for $5. For additional information, please email or call 562.985.8280.

Summer TAP Extension (May 13-August 16, 2019)

If you are neither enrolled in summer session courses nor working as a stateside student assistant,* then your TAP card/sticker will be deactivated during summer months.

CSULB students and recent alumnus may purchase the Summer TAP Extension at a discounted student rate of $100. This option saves CSULB students $20 off the already reduced student pass rate and eliminates the 8-week TAP application process. The Summer TAP Extension provides unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses from May 13 to August 16, 2019. Purchase your Summer TAP Extension today at the Cashiers windows in Brotman Hall (BH-148).

*Students employed by CSULB Auxiliaries (49er Shops, ASI, etc.) over the summer and participating in the U-Pass TAP program are not eligible to have their TAP privileges reinstated, but are eligible to participate in the Summer TAP Extension.

For additional questions about your account and U-Pass TAP eligibility, please contact the Cashiers Office at 562.985.8280.

Traveling from outside the Long Beach area.

Travel from Los Angeles and Orange County

Coming to Campus from Los Angeles: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

The MTA 577 Express comes directly to the campus, and the Metro Blue Line train comes to downtown Long Beach, where riders can transfer to a Long Beach Transit bus to complete their trip to campus. Plan your trip by calling 800.COMMUTE or by visiting

Coming to campus from Orange County: Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA)

OCTA Routes 50, 60 and 560 come directly to campus. Route 1 offers a beautiful and relaxing ride down Pacific Coast Highway from Dana Point to CSULB. Route 50 will take you from campus directly to Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, or The Honda Center. Route 60 and 560 provide a direct connection from Leisure World to campus. CSULB students taking 9 units or more may apply for a discounted OCTA pass. More information on this program is available at OCTA College Pass. Plan your trip by calling 714.636.RIDE or visit

LA Metro Student Pass

The LA Metro U-Pass is a reduced-fare transit pass offered through CSULB. This pass offers students unlimited rides on most LA Metro services within LA County. For full information, please visit LA Metro U-Pass (student discount).