Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on nine Bay Area transit systems, expanded its network of participating transit operators to Napa and Solano counties on Monday.
The card will now be accepted on nearly all VINE routes in Napa County, as well as FAST and SolTrans in Solano County, Vacaville City Coach and San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Vallejo-to-San Francisco route.
Clipper is used for fare payment on nearly half of all transit trips in the Bay Area, and was used for an average of 780,000 trips each weekday in September.
Clipper is not accepted on VINE Route 29F from Napa to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal or the St. Helena Shuttle, American Canyon Transit, the Calistoga Shuttle or the Yountville Trolley.
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. 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 VINE bus service to BART’s El Cerrito del Norte station is now more convenient since riders will only need one card to ride both bus and BART, said Jim Spering, Metropolitan Transportation Commission commissioner and Solano County supervisor.
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 is a service provided by Bay Area transit operators and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
For information about Clipper, go to ClipperCard.com or call Clipper customer service at 877-878-8883.