The Clipper fare payment system in the San Francisco Bay Area of the USA is to enable passengers to make contactless fare payments with their physical or digital debit or credit card, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has announced.
“The ability to pay for BART simply by tapping a credit or debit card is in the works,” the agency said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
“The next generation of Clipper will be rolled out in 2024 and includes ‘open payment’ and transfer discounts. This also includes Google and Apple Pay without needing a digital Clipper card.”
Clipper began piloting a contactless transit pass that provides unlimited free public transport across the San Francisco Bay Area in August 2022.