December 18, 2013
The advanced Allied Telesis network at the heart of the Clipper card system has created a solid foundation that will enable Santa Clara VTA to expand its offerings to include additional card readers, passenger Wi-Fi and more.
November 21, 2013
Riders may now apply for a Youth Clipper card by mail, email or fax, and then receive a registered card in the mail, instead of having to apply in person with a photo ID.
April 30, 2013
Fare will not be raised by 15 cents on July 1, as initially planned. Staff is also exploring potential changes, including lowering the basic adult fare to $2, eliminating transfers and moving to a pay-per-boarding system and introducing a day pass, to increase ridership and revenue.
January 19, 2012
Participating operators include BART, San Francisco Muni, AC Transit, CalTrain, SamTrans, Santa Clara VTA and the Golden Gate Bus and Ferry system.
November 19, 2010
Agency officials claim that the number of fare evaders is still too small to justify making the necessary changes to the smart card. BART and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are monitoring the problem and will make changes if abuse increases.
November 11, 2010
The Clipper inter-agency smart card contains a built-in mechanism that allows some riders to exit BART stations even if their cards lack sufficient value to pay full fare.
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