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The Future of Clipper

We’re taking the next step.

The future of Clipper is here! Our new mobile app is coming—soon you’ll be able manage your Clipper account from your phone. You’ll also be able to use your phone to pay your fares. Launching in 2021, our new app will give you access to the account features you need, plus helpful trip planning tools—all at your fingertips!  

The future of Clipper will expand your choices—you can continue to use your plastic Clipper card or pay with your phone.

We’re also continuing to develop other important enhancements to help Clipper evolve into a state-of-the-art system for Bay Area transit users:

  • The ability to integrate with other transportation providers, such as paratransit
  • More convenient account management features like managing all of your family’s Clipper usage through a single account

While fares are set by individual transit agencies, the new Clipper system will be better able to accommodate fare changes and offer special fare promotions.

Download the Future of Clipper fact sheet and Future of Clipper FAQs.


Future of Clipper Public Engagement Program:

You can continue to share what you would like for the future of Clipper via email at or via voicemail at 415-778-6680.

For more information about past public engagement efforts: 



About Clipper

Clipper is the transit fare payment system for the San Francisco Bay Area. Launched in 2006 (as TransLink), the system now has nearly 3 million cards in circulation and is used for about 850,000 trips on an average weekday. Clipper is accepted on all 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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