Clipper card use on BART triples over last year 

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The number of Clipper card transactions on BART has nearly tripled in the last year, although still less than 40 percent of the agency’s passengers use the regional media fare.

During last month, 141,642 riders used the Clipper card to pay for their trip, a haul that translates into 38 percent of the BART’s total ridership. During September of last year, just 44,845 passengers used the Clipper card, which represents 13 percent of the agency’s 354,579 daily boardings.

On Thursday, BART’s board of directors will vote on amending an existing contract with Cubic, the Clipper card’s private manufacturer, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the region’s lead transportation agency, regarding Clipper card use.

If the board approves the contract, it will cost the agency $400,000 over the next two years.

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