Clipper is the transit fare payment system for the San Francisco Bay Area. Launched in 2006 (as TransLink), the system now has more than 1.4 million cards in circulation and is used for more than 700,000 trips a day. Currently accepted on many Bay Area transit services, Clipper will expand over the next two years to be accepted on almost all transit services in the region. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area’s transportation planning, coordinating, and financing agency, operates Clipper in partnership with the region’s transit operators. The Clipper Card will be available on Tri Delta November 1.
For teens in middle school or high school this fall, there’s an essential tool besides a backpack, pen and pencil carrier, and notebooks: a Youth Clipper® card. Not only can the all-in-one transit fare card get students discount fares to and from school in the service area of 13 participating public transit agencies, but also it can be their passport to weekend fun. Offered free of charge, the youth version of the Clipper® card entitles riders age 5 and above to receive discounts on monthly passes, tickets and cash value fares where available (the upper age limit for discounts varies by transit operator). Kids or their parents can apply for a Youth Clipper® card via mail, email or fax. To get a card immediately, they can apply in person at a Clipper® Customer Service Center or participating transit partner location. Youth Clipper Card