Clipper® BayPass Welcomes Aboard UCSF as First Employer to Offer Workers Unlimited Free Transit
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Innovative Pilot Program Charts Course for Regional Fare Coordination
UCSF's goal is to make public transit more accessible to employees in the university's lower salary tiers. "This is an exciting project that has the potential to help our staff with their commutes, keep our transit system sustainable, and contribute to our communities by reducing the number of cars coming to our campuses," said
MTC and BART expect to complete similar agreements with other employers in the months ahead. The Clipper BayPass will be made available to as many as 20,000 individuals at up to 10 different companies, institutions or public agencies during the pilot program's second phase. Employers who wish to participate can get more information and complete an interest form at clipperbaypass.com.
MTC teamed with BART and other transit agencies to launch Phase I of the Clipper BayPass pilot in
"One of the big takeaways from the Blue Ribbon Transit Recovery Task Force convened early in the COVID-19 pandemic is the urgency of making
Clipper BayPass partcipants used their passes for more than a combined 2 million transit trips in the first year of the pilot. Usage data indicate these customers take some 40 percent more transit trips than their nonparticipating peers and transfer between systems 74 percent more often.
"In just its first year of existence, Clipper BayPass already is establishing itself as a shining example of regional coordination among
Fare coordination and integration is a cornerstone of the Bay Area Transit Transformation Action Plan adopted by MTC in 2021. The Survive & Thrive roadmap released earlier this year by MTC, transit agencies, and business and policy advocacy groups identifies Clipper BayPass as a key strategy for retaining and growing ridership. Transit agencies in 2024 will expand fare integration with the launch of a pilot program for no-cost and reduced-cost transfers between agencies.
Pilot program participants use Clipper BayPass for unlimited travel on:
- SFMTA (Muni)
- AC Transit
- Golden Gate Transit
- Golden Gate Ferry
- San Francisco Bay Ferry
- County Connection
- Dumbarton Express
- Marin Transit
- Petaluma Transit
- Santa Rosa CityBus
- Sonoma County Transit
- Tri Delta Transit
- Union City Transit
Aside from allowing travel at no charge, the Clipper BayPass functions like any other Clipper card. Participants use their Clipper cards — either traditional plastic cards or Clipper cards on their smartphones or Apple Watch — to tag on (or off) at faregates, on buses, on rail platforms or at ferry ramps. The Clipper BayPass may not be shared with family or friends; it may be used only by participants selected for the pilot program.
MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county
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SOURCE Metropolitan Transportation Commission
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