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Clipper is Growing... Four More Transit Agencies Join Clipper!

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 11:25 AM

The wait is finally over! County Connection, WHEELS, Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT now all accept Clipper! 


Using Clipper on County Connection:


You can use Clipper on every single County Connection fixed route service, except for Route 250 and 260, as well as the Alamo Creek Shuttle.


To use Clipper on County Connection, you must have at least $1.75 on an adult Clipper and at least .75 cents for a senior Clipper.


To pay your fare, locate the clipper machine just behind the front doors as you enter. Tag your card to the scanner, and wait for the beep and a green light. You have paid your fare, and can proceed to your seat.


Clipper will automatically recognize County Connection's two-hour transfer period, meaning you will not be charged for your second ride within two hours.


Clipper will not, however, recognize a second transfer within two hours. If you need to make a second transfer, ask the bus driver for a paper transfer upon boarding your second bus. When boarding your third bus, leave your Clipper card in your pocket, and give the operator your paper transfer.


Clipper will also not recognize County Connection's three-hour transfer period on weekends. If three hours is necessary for you, ask for a paper transfer; Do not tag your Clipper card.


County Connection has also established the Day Pass Accumulator, which deducts a certain amount of cash from your Clipper card based on the number of times you've used it for one day.


The maximum adults and youths pay per day is $3.75, and the maximum for seniors and disabled is $1.75. So for adults and youths, your first ride of the day would be $2.00. Your second ride would be $1.75, and any ride after that is free.


For seniors and disabled, your first ride would be the standard fare, $1.00. Your next ride would be 75 cents, and any ride following that is free.


Keep in mind that the Day Pass Accumulator does not include transfers, so if you don't use your free transfer within two hours or if you do use it once, the Day Pass Accumulator comes into effect on your Clipper.


If you are a senior and are over 65, you can ride any fixed-route bus for free between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. However, Clipper will not recognize this, as this is County Connection-exclusive. Do not tag your Clipper card upon boarding.


Clipper will recognize any free bus-to-bus transfer between County Connection, WHEELS, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCAT at shared stops.


BART-to-bus transfers will be recognized on Clipper, which is 50 cents on County Connection. You can find BART-to-bus transfers inside BART stations.


There are two passes available for Clipper on County Connection, WHEELS, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCAT:

31-Day East Bay Value Pass – local – $60

 

31-Day East Bay Value Pass – express – $70


These passes are available for use on every single line of these four agencies, except LYNX buses. When purchased, the pass is valid for 31 days, not the calendar month, and begins whenever you first tag your Clipper card after buying the pass.


Using Clipper on WHEELS:


Clipper can be used on all WHEELS fixed routes. To use Clipper, locate the scanner by the front doors and tag your card. Wait for the beep and a green light. 


WHEELS also recognizes the Day Pass Accumulator, which ensures adults and youths pay no more than $3.75 every day, and seniors and disabled pay no more than $1.75. 


For adults and youths, your first ride of the day would be $2.00. Your second ride would be $1.75, and any ride after that is free. For seniors and disabled, your first ride would be the standard fare, $1.00. Your next ride would be 75 cents, and any ride following that is free.


Keep in mind that the Day Pass Accumulator does not include transfers, so if you don't use your free transfer within two hours or if you do use it once, the Day Pass Accumulator comes into effect on your Clipper.


Clipper recognizes any transfer between WHEELS and other transit agencies, which include County Connection, BART, ACE, and the Downtown Pleasanton Route. All transfers are free, except for BART, which costs $1.00. All transfers are valid for two hours.


As with County Connection, Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT, WHEELS recognizes the 31-Day East Bay Value Pass – local – $60, and the 31-Day East Bay Value Pass – express – $70. You can also buy a WHEELS-exclusive 31-day pass from Clipper's website.


Clipper will recognize any free bus-to-bus transfer between County Connection, WHEELS, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCAT at shared stops.


Using Clipper on Tri Delta Transit:


Clipper can be used on any Tri Delta Transit fixed route. To use Clipper, locate the scanner by the front doors. Tag your card, and wait for the beep and a green light. You have paid your fare, and can proceed to your seat.


Tri Delta Transit's current 24-hour pass will be changed into a single-day pass, which will expire at 2:59 AM. This applies to the Day Pass Accumulator, which ensures adults and youths pay no more than $3.75 every day, and seniors and disabled pay no more than $1.75.


For adults and youths, your first ride of the day would be $2.00. Your second ride would be $1.75, and any ride after that is free. For seniors and disabled, your first ride would be the standard fare, $1.00. Your next ride would be 75 cents, and any ride following that is free.


Keep in mind that the Day Pass Accumulator does not include transfers, so if you don't use your free transfer within two hours or if you do use it once, the Day Pass Accumulator comes into effect on your Clipper.


If you use your Clipper card on Tri Delta Transit once, you can ride one more bus within two hours of your first trip for free. If you do not use a Clipper card, you are not entitled to the free transfer.


Clipper recognizes transfers between BART and County Connection at shared stops. 


Tri Delta Transit recognizes the 31-Day East Bay Value Pass – local – $60, and the 31-Day East Bay Value Pass – express – $70. You can also buy a Tri Delta Transit-exclusive 31-day pass for $57.00, which is valid for 31 days as soon as you tag your Clipper for the first time after buying the pass.


Using Clipper on WestCAT:


You can use Clipper on all WestCAT fixed routes except for the local LYNX route. To use Clipper, locate the scanner by the front doors. Tag your card, and wait for the beep and a green light. You have paid your fare, and can proceed to your seat.


The 31-Day East Bay Value Pass – local – $60, and the 31-Day East Bay Value Pass – express – $70 are recognized by WestCAT and Clipper. You can also buy a WestCAT-exclusive 31-day pass for $40.00.


WestCAT also recognizes the Day Pass Accumulator, which ensures adults and youths pay no more than $3.75 every day, and seniors and disabled pay no more than $1.75.


For adults and youths, your first ride of the day would be $2.00. Your second ride would be $1.75, and any ride after that is free. For seniors and disabled, your first ride would be the standard fare, $1.00. Your next ride would be 75 cents, and any ride following that is free.


Clipper recognizes one free transfer between WestCAT, WHEELS, County Connection and Tri Delta Transit at shared stops.


Clipper also recognizes discounted transfers between AC Transit, FAST Route 90, Golden Gate Transit routes 40E and 42E, SolTrans Route 80S and VINE Route 29, as well as the discounted BART-to-bus transfer.


In 2016, Clipper is expected to be expanded to Union City Transit, Petaluma Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus, and Sonoma County Transit.


Clipper is being used by nearly half of the Bay Area's public transit riders. You too, could be one of them. To order a Clipper card, visit clippercard.com.


For more information on Clipper's introduction to these four transit agencies, visit countyconnection.com, wheelsbus.com, trideltatransit.com, and westcat.org.

Categories: County Connection, WHEELS, Tri Delta Transit

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