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Why is the payment card called Clipper?
Named for the clipper ships whose speed revolutionized travel from the East Coast to the West Coast during the California Gold Rush Era. The Clipper card gives customers quick access to all major forms of Bay Area transit with one easy-to-use reloadable card.
Which transit agencies accept the Clipper card?
Muni, BART, AC Transit, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, VTA and SamTrans. Eventually, all Bay Area Transit agencies will accept these cards.
Muni Faregates and Ticket Vending Machines
Muni Faregates and Ticket Vending Machines were installed in Metro Subway stations
Fare Media Transition
Customers must have a Clipper card. Monthly passes will no longer be printed on paper. Passes must be loaded on a reloadable Clipper card. The timeline for transitioning paper passes to Clipper follows:
Monthly passes, loaded on the Clipper card, will continue to work as paper passes have worked in the past. This includes the three-day grace period.
The “L” or Lifeline Pass is not available on the Clipper card. Lifeline pass customers must keep using their paper pass until further notice.
If paying with cash value from the Clipper card, a 90-minute Muni transfer will be automatically applied. Customers do not need a paper transfer.
Customers are allowed to ride without cash payment if the Clipper reader is malfunctioning; however, transfers will not be issued.
Customers will be asked to pay cash if their Clipper card is malfunctioning or there is no value on the card.
For Muni route, schedule, fare and accessible services information anytime: Visit www.sfmta.com or call 311.
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Clipper is a registered trademark of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.