Bay Area public transportation riders are now able to use the long-awaited Clipper Card program on San Mateo County Transit District services, a district spokeswoman said.SamTrans, which has buses serving San Francisco, Palo Alto, and San Mateo County, began accepting Clipper Cards this week. The Clipper program offers refillable cards for riders to use on several Bay Area transportation services, district spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said in a statement. Read More
Fraud involving Clipper cards has skyrocketed after reports exposed a loophole in BART’s fare payment system in November, resulting in more than $170,000 in lost revenue.Under the current system, BART passengers who use a Clipper card can pay as little as $2 to travel anywhere in the transit network. But almost any trip on a $2 ticket results in a so-called negative balance. For instance, traveling from downtown San Francisco to San Francisco International Airport costs $8.10. Read More
Fans of Caltrain’s monthly paper passes will have a few more weeks to appreciate their wares before the fare media is phased out.The Clipper card, the ubiquitous one-stop regional fare that will one day be available at all 27 transit agencies in the Bay Area, will replace Caltrain’s existing monthly pass, starting in March. Read More
All 56 members of BART’s various citizen advisory committees could soon pocket a little extra cash to cover their travel expenses.The transit agency has five different citizen advisory councils, covering issues from bike accessibility to police oversight. Currently, only members of the BART Accessibility Task Force and the Earthquake Safety Program Citizens’ Oversight Committee get reimbursed for attending their respective meetings. Read More
The Clipper card continues to grow, with the regional fare media passing another usage landmark earlier this month. Read More
Sentimental BART riders might want to take one last mournful look at their EZ Rider cards, because the days are numbered for the agency’s reuseable smart card.Starting Wednesday, BART will officially begin phasing out the EZ Rider in preparation of replacing it with the Clipper card, the regional one-stop media fare that will one day be in use on all 26 transit agencies in the Bay Area. Read More
The number of Bay Area transit riders using the all-in-one Clipper transit card to pay fares on buses, trains and ferries rose 43 percent in the past month, fueled in part by the elimination of some paper passes, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.An average of more than 320,000 passengers are now using the card, up 95,000 riders from last month. Read More
Ferry riders who use their Clipper card to pay fares will likely be charged more starting in January.
Golden Gate Ferry passengers who use the regional transit-payment card currently receive a 46 percent discount on fares between Sausalito and San Francisco, and a 38 percent break between Larkspur and The City.
However, with the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District facing a five-year projected shortfall of $89 million, its Tr Read More
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu called for a hearing Tuesday to shed some light over Muni’s recent high-tech problems. Read More