Internet purchases of paper Fast Passes being phased out 

Muni riders will no longer be able to buy the paper version of the adult Fast Pass online starting in the July sales period, which begins June 23.

Instead, online purchases of adult Fast Passes will only be offered on the website for TransLink, which on Wednesday will be rebranded to its new name, Clipper, and will include the new Web address, www.clippercard.com.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said it plans to phase out most paper passes in October.

“By Nov. 1, there will be no more [adult] paper passes,” spokesman Murray Bond said. “It will just be Clipper.”

The only paper passes that will stick around past November, Bond said, will be the discount versions offered for youth, seniors and disabled customers. It will take longer to transition those customers, he said.

“I think it will take the rest of this year or more to get all those folks transitioned,” Bond said. “But at some point in time, that will cease to exist too.”

The Clipper card will offer convenience, he said. It can be used for various transit agencies throughout the Bay Area, and can be more quickly and easily reloaded each month, he said.

maldax@sfexaminer

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