OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clipper, the all-in-one transit card accepted on all major Bay Area transit systems, is expanding service to the Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco and Harbor Bay/San Francisco ferry routes this month. On select days in October, San Francisco Bay Ferry passengers on these routes can receive a free Clipper card (normally $3) that they can custom load with passes, multi-ride tickets, and cash for the transit systems they ride.
Join Clipper customer service staff on board select ferries and enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies in celebration of the expanded service. Free "Coffee, Cookies and Clipper" events will take place on Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2 on board the following ferries:
- Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco route – all ferries departing San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda Main Street between 4:10 and 8:55 p.m.
- Harbor Bay/San Francisco route – all ferries departing San Francisco and Alameda Harbor Bay between 4:30 and 8:00 p.m.
With this expanded service, ferry riders can use Clipper on three of San Francisco Bay Ferry's routes: Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco, Harbor Bay/San Francisco, and Alameda/Oakland/South San Francisco.
"We're excited that ferry riders can now experience the convenience of Clipper on more routes," said Carol Kuester, director of Electronic Payments for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). "We'll be riding the ferries on several days in October and hope commuters will join us for coffee and cookies, pick up their free Clipper card and learn about the advantages the card offers."
In addition to the "Coffee, Cookies and Clipper" events, Clipper staff will be on hand to distribute free Clipper cards on the following days:
- Wednesday, October 10: Harbor Bay/San Francisco route – all ferries departing San Francisco and Alameda Harbor Bay between 4:30 and 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 11: Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco route – all ferries departing San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda Main Street between 4:10 and 8:55 p.m.
Clipper is a project of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Clipper is also accepted on BART, Muni, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, Caltrain, SamTrans and VTA.
For more information about Clipper, go to clippercard.com or call Customer Service at 877.878.8883.
SOURCE Metropolitan Transportation Commission