(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Happy birthday to the Clipper card!

The access key to Bay Area transportation turns 10 this month. Clipper, the electronic transit-fare payment card, first debuted in 2006 under the name TransLink. It was re-named Clipper in June 2010, to honor the Bay Area’s maritime history and the speed of the clipper ships, which revolutionized travel from the East Coast to San Francisco Bay during the Gold Rush era.

Today the Clipper program handles more than 800,000 weekday fare trips over 20 transit agencies throughout the Bay Area.

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