Accessibility

Cubic receives Calif. Clipper card add-on contract

Posted on April 24, 2014

Cubic Transportation Systems received a $7.5 million add-on contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to expand the Clipper card fare payment system to more than a dozen suburban transit agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The system, which Cubic delivered and operates, will enhance travel options for commuters in parts of the East and North Bay.

The agencies joining Clipper later this year include the Marin Transit, Napa VINE, SolTrans, Fairfield and Suisun Transit, Rio Vista Delta Breeze and Vacaville City Coach bus systems, as well as San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Vallejo-San Francisco route.

By the end of 2015, it will extend to the Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority bus network and County Connection, Western Contra Costa Transit Authority and Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority bus systems, with Santa Rosa CityBus, Sonoma County Transit, Cloverdale Transit, Petaluma Transit and Healdsburg Transit systems set to be integrated by spring of 2016.

The reloadable Clipper smart card currently allows the Bay Area Rapid Transit, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit, Golden Gate Transit & Ferry, San Francisco Bay Ferry, SamTrans, Caltrain and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority riders to transfer from one agency to another by simply touching the card to the reader on buses and light-rail vehicles, or at rail stations or ferry terminals — using one card to pay for all rides.

Under the updated contract, Cubic will install and configure Clipper fare collection equipment on all East Bay and North Bay operators’ buses, install retail devices and handheld card readers for fare inspection, and install wireless networks to support the uploading and downloading of Clipper data at all bus garages.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Conn. magnet school students create paratransit app

MT4D will help people with disabilities use ADA paratransit companies to get from point A to point B with minimum problems as possible.

MARTA to layoff 371 paratransit workers

The announcement comes after officials voted in favor of hiring a private company to provide paratransit service last November.

Calif. students use of dial-a-ride leaves seniors stranded

While residents who depend on the transit service are frequently denied rides, nearly 300 students use the transport daily.

D.C. wheelchair users say they are forgotten in blizzard

With large snow banks everywhere, an open curb usually is the only way a wheelchair user can get on or off the sidewalk.

Pa. agency to add 11 wheelchair-accessible vehicles

The vehicles are set to be in operation in the next four to five months and will be added to the Westmoreland Transit Authority’s current fleet of 60-plus vehicles operated by National Express Transit

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close