BART – The launch of Clipper START offering a 20% discount per trip to adult riders age 19-64


BART is pleased to announce that it will begin participating in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s new means-based fare program by offering a 20% discount per trip to adult riders age 19-64 whose household incomes are no more than twice the federal poverty level. The Clipper START program also offers discounts of 50% off fares for Muni, Caltrain and select Golden Gate Transit and Ferry routes.

Clipper START is an 18-month pilot program initiated by Bay Area transit agencies and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) that uses the Clipper transit fare payment system to reduce the cost of transportation for adults whose household incomes are no more than twice the federal poverty level (for example, $52,400 for a family of four). This can be an important benefit, as transportation costs are a significant burden on many households, particularly during the current economic climate.

To learn more about Clipper START and apply online, visit http://www.clipperstartcard.com

About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit, Transplan, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority and RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction
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3 Responses to BART – The launch of Clipper START offering a 20% discount per trip to adult riders age 19-64

  1. William A. Carpenter says:

    Thank you for clarifying for me. As you may have deduced, I don’t use BART or the connecting toy trains.

  2. Kevin says:

    Ages 65 and older are eligible for a free Senior Clipper card. Senior clipper cards allow seniors to receive discounts on monthly passes, ride books, tickets, cash value fares and transfers. To demonstrate your eligibility for a Senior clipper card you will need one of the following: Birth certificate or passport, State-issued identification, Permanent resident card, medical benefit card with date of birth, military dependent card with date of birth. To apply for a card, download and complete the application. To get a card immediately, you can apply in person at a Clipper Customer Service Center or participating transit partner location. The nearest East Bay Clipper Customer Service Center is located at 1600 Franklin St. Oakland and is open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

  3. William A. Carpenter says:

    Did anyone think to ask why the cutoff age is 64? Seems a little discriminatory to me. Those that are over 64 are the most vulnerable and many in the most need.

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