Clipper START program provides discounts to low-income transit riders

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Amid economic challenges presented to Bay Area transit services by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, low-income riders may be eligible to receive reduced fares. Applicants who are approved for the 18-month pilot Clipper START program will receive a personalized Clipper Card that will automatically apply discounts when used in appropriate transit agencies.

Eligible low-income Bay Area transit riders may receive transit fare discounts through the Clipper START program, as implemented by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, or MTC.
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Illustration of inside of BART train

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BART opens new Downtown Berkeley station entrance

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Free weekend

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