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Using a VTA Ticket Vending Machine (TVM)

TVMs accept cash, coins, day pass tokens, credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). TVMs dispense light rail single-ride tickets, 8 hour excursion passes and can load e-cash value or transit agency passes on Clipper Cards
Hold on to your ticket or pass and be prepared to show them to a Fare Enforcement Officer.
Using a TVM is as simple as 1-2 3!

  1. Select purchase: Single-ride1, 8 hour excursion2, Day Pass (from tokens)3 or Clipper products.
  2. Insert payment. TVMs will accept coins, $1, $5, $10, $20 bills, day pass tokens, credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express).
  3. Collect your ticket and change (and receipt for credit/debit transactions).

1 Single-ride tickets and purchased from a TVM is valid for light rail only. The Single-ride tickets are valid for two hours starting from the time and date of purchase.
2 8 hour excursion passes are valid for light rail only.  The 8 hour Single-ride tickets are valid starting from the time and date of purchase.
3 To buy a Day Pass using a VTA token, simply press "Use token" and the coin slot will open. The TVM will recognize the token, a day pass will be dispensed.
Note: TVM's are not Clipper readers, so riders must still tag their Clipper card before boarding a light rail vehicle.

 

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