Cubic Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, has begun installing Clipper card reader technology on fare boxes, gates and ticketing machines in the San Francisco Bay Area transportation network.
Clipper cards, which were officially launched on June 16, allow Bay Area riders to pay for any type of public transportation, including buses, trains and ferries, with one simple pass.
So far, Muni, BART, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, Golden Gate Ferry and Caltrain are on the Clipper plan, representing 80% of all public transport agencies in the Bay Area. Eventually, 25 transit agencies plan to use the Clipper system.
Clipper cards are available online for free (limited time only) at www.clippercard.com, and at more than 200 retail outlets including Walgreens stores and the Bay Crossings kiosk at the Embarcadero BART station, as well as at transit agency ticket offices. P
In addition to swapping TransLink decals and modifying card readers to accept the new smart card, Cubic’s Concord employees helped MTC to create the new Clipper web site, which Cubic will maintain.
Concord employees also install and upgrade hardware and software, operate a call center and repair depot, provide field maintenance, and supply central system administration, financial settlement and clearing for Bay Area transit agencies.