I am flying into LAX and considering using the Metro to downtown. There is supposed to be a Green Line Bus (G-Bus) at LAX that runs from the terminals to Aviation Station on the Metro Green Line. However, I found a document from LAX that effective 12/1/13, proof of Metro Rail ridership via a valid TAP card will be required to board the G-Bus. Also, TAP cards must indicate recent use (within two hours) from any Metro Rail Green Line station other than Aviation Station.
I am not from LA so I don't have a TAP card, and as far as I can tell one cannot purchase a TAP card at LAX. Also, even if I had a TAP card, if I've just flown in I obviously haven't used it within 2 hours at a Green Line station.
This requirement makes no sense to me as it would seem to prevent all travelers flying into LAX (especially non-residents) from easily getting to the Green Line from LAX.
Can anyone who has actually used the LAX Green Line shuttle (G-Bus) in the last few months (since this alleged change in December 2013) to get to the Green Line after flying in to LAX confirm if this is actually the way this is run, or has common sense taken hold? Thanks.Edited: 15 May 2014, 10:44