It's taken long enough for County Connection, WHEELS, and Tri Delta Transit to implement Clipper Card as a way to pay your fare, but the wait is almost over.
Some riders have already noticed Clipper Card scanners at the entrance of some buses, but don't try to scan your card yet. Currently undergoing testing, County Connection, WHEELS, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCat will all implement Clipper at the same time.
County Connection will introduce three new fare instruments for use on the Clipper Card: the 31-day East Bay Value Pass for $60, the 31-day East Bay Value Express Pass for $70, and the Day Pass Accumulator.
Since express buses of County Connection cost 25 cents more than regular routes, riders who use both express and normal buses should either buy the 31-day East Bay Value Express Pass, or keep an additional 25 cents handy on their Clipper Card and buy the 31-day East Bay Value Pass for $60.
The Day Pass Accumulator will automatically be stored and recognized on your Clipper Card. The first time you ride the bus in a day, the fare is $2.00. The second time you ride that same day, the fare is $1:75. After that, all trips are free for the rest of the day. The Day Pass Accumulator resets after one day.