By the end of December 2011, red BART tickets for disabled travelers will be discontinued and replaced by the Regional Transit Connection (RTC) ID/Clipper card created for passengers with qualifying disabilities. This card is specially encoded to automatically calculate discounted cash fare or monthly pass fare each time you use it.
How do you get a Clipper card?
You must apply for an RTC ID/Clipper card in person. You may apply for the card at SF Muni and may submit either a “Basic Eligibility” or “Medical” application.
The following forms of identification are accepted as proof of “Basic Eligibility”: Medicare card, California DMV placard, other transit card issued to you by another California transit agency or proof of veteran’s disability.
To qualify under “Medical Eligibility,” you must be medically certified by one of the licensed professionals recognized by the RTC ID/Clipper card program that your disability meets the program’s criteria.
What is Clipper?
Clipper is an all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value that you load onto it, while applying all applicable fares, discounts and transfer rules. This lets you customize your card for your own transit needs.
The Clipper card can hold multiple passes, ride books or tickets (which are specific to the transit system being used), as well as up to $300 in cash value at one time. Cash value on your Clipper card can be used to ride any participating transit system.
You can add cash value to your Clipper card at all 44 BART stations in the region. BART ticket vending machines now accept cash, credit cards and debit cards as payment for cash value that you add to your Clipper card.