OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Friday, Dec. 31 is the final day AC Transit's paper 31-Day adult pass and its paper 10-Ride tickets will be accepted for fare payment on the agency's buses.
AC Transit stopped selling the paper passes Oct. 31, and the adult 31-Day pass is now available only as an electronic product loaded onto Clipper regional transit-fare payment cards. AC Transit no longer sells the 10-Ride ticket in any form. Customers who previously purchased 10-Ride tickets are encouraged to pick up a Clipper card and load cash value to the card.
(NOTE: AC Transit riders who hold Regional Transit Connection (RTC) discount cards will continue to have the option to use these RTC cards as a flash pass with a valid, calendar-month sticker. Also, passengers who receive AC Transit tickets from schools or social service agencies will continue to receive the tickets, and those tickets will still be usable on AC Transit buses.)
Riders can order a free Clipper card, add cash value that is accepted on all participating transit systems, or add passes for specific agencies online at www.clippercard.com, by phone (1-877-878-8883) or TDD/TTY (711 or 1-800-735-2929), at select transit agency ticket offices, or at more than 200 participating retail locations — including the AC Transit ticket office at 1600 Franklin Street in downtown Oakland and scores of Walgreens stores around the Bay Area. A complete list of retail locations is available on the Clipper website. In addition to an Autoload option, Clipper also offers card replacement and balance restoration for customers who register cards that later end up lost or damaged. Registration is free and can be completed easily online, over the phone or by mail.
MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. MTC invites transit riders to follow Clipper on Facebook and/or Twitter for real-time communication about Clipper system services and operations.
SOURCE AC Transit