I'm so confused after reading the LA Metro website. I have successfully figured out how to use subways in Boston, NYC, Paris, and my hometown of DC. However I was not able to find information that I need on the LA Metro website.
Do you purchase a TAP card at a retail location (not at the subway station) and then load money on the TAP card using the machine at the subway? I found a list of different stores that sell the TAP card in Pasadena. I'm actually asking this for my son who is in Pasadena and will be taking public transportation to the airport to fly home this weekend.