Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card, expanded its network of participating transit operators to Solano County with the addition of Fairfield-Suisun Transit (FAST), SolTrans, The VINE and the San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Vallejo-to-San Francisco route.
The four bus agencies will accept cash value on a Clipper card as well as a range of 31-day passes good for local or express travel, although the Vallejo-San Francisco ferry service will accept only cash value on Clipper. Customers who pay with Clipper instead of cash will receive a significant discount.
“Using express bus service to the El Cerrito del Norte, Pleasant Hill or Walnut Creek BART stations just got more convenient since riders will only need one card to ride both bus and BART,” said Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering, a longtime Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) commissioner.
“Local riders will see the benefits of Clipper as well, since it works with many transit benefit programs and can be registered to protect your balance,” he continued.
FAST, SolTrans and The VINE all offer express routes to the El Cerrito del Norte BART station, FAST and SolTrans also offer express routes to the Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek BART stations. Ferry riders will be able to use a single Clipper card to pay for the ferry as well as local bus service in Solano and Napa counties and San Francisco.
Clipper will not be accepted on VINE Route 29F from Napa to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal, Solano Express Short Hop routes 30 and 40, the St. Helena Shuttle, American Canyon Transit, the Calistoga Shuttle or the Yountville Trolley.
Clipper is used for fare payment and users can sign up for auto-load, which automatically reloads value on the card when it runs low. For additional information about Clipper, visit them online at www.clippercard.com or call Clipper Customer Service at 877.878.8883.