Metro is the Official Transit Provider for the Special Olympics World Games, which will be held in venues throughout LA County from July 25 to August 2. Avoid traffic, save money on parking and Go Metro to the games.

Metro is also selling Special Olympics Commemorative TAP cards through their ticket vending machines. Find out where to buy your World Games TAP card here. Cards are available while supplies last.

Are you volunteering at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games? Want to know how to get your free nine-day TAP card from Metro?

If you don’t have your TAP card already, you can pick it up at the Uniform & Credentialing Distribution Center (UDAC) July 22-29 located at the LA Convention Center. Volunteers can only get their free TAP card through UDAC, where they will also receive their credentials, waist packs, baseball caps, polo shirts and trading pins. More than 8,000 cards have already been distributed.


In addition to Metro, TAP cards are accepted at many transit providers throughout LA County, including Antelope Valley Transportation Authority, City of Monterey Park Spirit Bus, Culver CityBus, Foothill Transit, Glendale Beeline, GTrans of Gardena, LADOT’s DASH and Commuter Express, Long Beach 18844156441_4432828566_oTransit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit System, Pasadena ARTS, Santa Clarita Transit, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Torrance Transit.

With 6,500 athletes representing 165 countries, 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world this year and the single largest event to be held in the greater Los Angeles area since the 1984 Olympic Games.

All photos courtesy of Metro.