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