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Use your Tap Card to Buy Transfers

This page details easy steps to use your TAP card to buy transfers.

To buy a transfer on board using the new TAP card, follow these steps:

  1. Insert your full fare AND transfer amount.
  2. Tap your TAP card on the blue circle.
  3. Ask the bus operator for a transfer. They will press a button.
  4. Tap your TAP card in the circle AGAIN. Your TAP card is now properly loaded with your transfer. It is good for one use within two hours of purchase.

Once you get your TAP card? KEEP IT. They are reusable. We start charging $2 for new TAP cards beginning September 1, 2009. Get your TAP card when you buy a Foothill Transit 31-Day Pass or cash purse at any one of our five Foothill Transit Stores.

Please see our general transfer policy for details about the required upcharges when traveling between different types of Foothill Transit service – like the Silver Streak or one of our Commuter Express lines (Lines 493, 495, 497, 498, 499, and 699).