BART Plans To Stop Selling Paper Tickets
By 965koit on June 18, 2019
BERKELEY, CA – JULY 01: A parking lot sits empty at the North Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station July 1, 2013 in Berkeley, California. Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers from the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 went on strike at midnight after contract negotiations with management fell apart on Sunday. Train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers are seeking a five percent wage increase and are fighting management who want to have workers to begin contributing to their pensions, pay more for health insurance and reduce overtime expenses. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
It looks like by the end of the year, paper tickets may be gone. BART general manager Grace Crunican said BART plans to stop selling paper tickets by the end of 2019 in a final push to get riders to pay using Clipper cards only.
In 2018, BART started charging an extra 50 cents for those passengers using paper tickets.
An exact schedule for the change has not been announced but BART plans to sell only Clipper cards at all stations as early as the end of 2019. As of right now, Pittsburg and Antioch stations are the only stations to sell only Clipper cards.