The Future of Clipper

We’re taking your feedback to heart.

MTC has made progress in defining the next-generation Clipper system, incorporating your feedback. In the Customer Summary, you’ll get a sense of what we envision for the system, such as: 

Clipper cards should remain, but you’ll also have other options in the future such as payment through mobile devices.

You’ll be able to manage all of your family’s transit fare payments in one online account.

You’ll be able to use Clipper for other transportation services such as parking at transit stations, bike sharing and paratransit.

Stay tuned for more.

Development of the next-generation Clipper system is in progress, so be sure to stay tuned for more information and opportunities to voice your opinions.

On the horizon

  • Spring 2017: Public comment on the draft RFP, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, public meetings*
  • Late Spring 2017: Online survey
  • Summer 2017: Release final RFP
  • Fall 2017: Additional focus groups (if needed)

In the past

  • 2014-2015: Beginning in 2014, MTC and its transit operator partners invited the public to tell us what they would like in the next generation of Clipper through an online survey, dedicated email address and phone line, and public meetings. MTC also interviewed key stakeholders to get their feedback. Download the 2015 Future of Clipper Summary of Public Input (PDF).

* Varies by transit agency.


About Clipper

Clipper is the transit fare payment system for the San Francisco Bay Area. Launched in 2006 (as TransLink), the system now has close to 2 million cards in circulation and is used for more than 800,000 trips a day. Clipper is accepted on most Bay Area transit services. MTC – the Bay Area’s transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency – operates Clipper in partnership with the region’s transit agencies.

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