Friday, August 21, 2009

Introducing the new Cityride fare card

On October 1, a new and more secure fare payment system will go into effect for all Los Angeles Department of Transportation Cityride customers. Each Cityride customer will receive a government-issued photo identification card that will function just like a pre-paid debit card (the fare will be deducted when the cards are swiped).

The new system will increase convenience for Cityride clients by eliminating the need to handle 84 paper scrip each quarter. The system will also provide better security, better taxi service and will reduce the potential for fraud.

For more information on the new Cityride Card, customers can call Cityride at (213,310,323,818) 808-7433. For the hearing impaired, the TDD number is 1-800-559-1950.