With its implementation into the Bay Area’s seven biggest transit agencies, the Clipper card has recently set new usage marks among local passengers.
However, the one-stop regional fare still needs to be transitioned into 20 of the region’s smaller transit agencies, which collectively make up about 5percent of the Bay Area public transportation riders. Read More
For the first time in its short history, the Clipper Card has been used by over a half-million passengers.An average of 505,000 daily boardings were recorded during the week of Aug. 26, establishing a new high-water mark for the regional transit fare. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which manages the card, that marks an eight-fold increase since June 2010. Read More
The Bay Area’s lead transportation agency has warned BART that it will withhold millions of dollars in funding if the rail operator doesn’t do a better job of integrating the Clipper card into its fare system. Read More
Passengers travelling on BART now have the ability to reload their Clipper cards at the agency’s ticket vending machines.As of Tuesday, the ticket vending machines at all 44 BART stops have a new feature that allows Clipper users to add money to their cards through cash, debit or credit card transactions. Read More
With the deadline looming for Muni passengers to switch away from the paper version of the agency’s monthly "M" Fast Pass, Clipper card sales are picking up steam.Starting in April, the agency’s M passes, which include unlimited service on all Muni lines, will be completely transitioned into the Clipper card, the Bay Area’s one-stop media fare. Read More
Muni will hold a series of Clipper Card sign-up events next week for its senior and youth passengers.Everyday from 4 to 7 p.m. between March 28 and March 31, Muni officials will be at the Powell Street Metro Station to help its youth and senior riders enroll in the Clipper Card program, the region’s one-stop transit fare media. Read More
Some of the last vestiges of Muni’s old Fast Pass fares will be ushered out at the end of this month.Muni’s M Fast Pass, a $60 monthly ticket that provides unlimited access on the agency’s system (but not on BART’s), will be phased out at the end of March to make way for the implementation of the Clipper card, the region’s one-stop transit fare. Read More
In an effort to help deter scammers who have been exposing the region’s new payment system, Clipper card users will now have to add a minimum of $5 when they reload at downtown transit stations.Because the cards have a negative-balance feature, some less-than-honest transit riders have added the bare minimum to the cards before taking off on a costly trip on the public’s dime. Read More
Since it was introduced to Bay Area transit agencies, the Clipper card has not been without a little controversy and drama. Read More
Muni’s J-Church line is supposed to leave San Jose Avenue and Randall Street at 8:23 a.m. weekdays and arrive at the Civic Center station by 8:46 a.m.
But try explaining that to Gloria Corral.
She has firsthand knowledge of the unpredictability of one of Muni’s most problematic routes. Read More