SamTrans Monthly Passes Making Final Move to Clipper®

SamTrans Monthly Passes Making Final Move to Clipper®

At the end of the year, most SamTrans paper Monthly passes will be a thing of the past.

To get the word out that December is the last paper Monthly Pass, for the majority of customers, SamTrans will run a “Goodbye Paper Pass. Hello Clipper” advertising campaign that will be featured on the sides of buses, in bus shelters and in newspapers. SamTrans also is getting the word right into the hands of the customers by printing the message on the December Monthly Pass.

Earlier this year, SamTrans began the transition to the Clipper card, an all-in-one reloadable transit card. Adults are able to get a card at any participating transit agency or retailer. Youth, seniors and customers with disabilities must apply for a card to continue to purchase the discounted Monthly passes.

A limited number of paper Monthly passes will continue to be used by institutional programs, such as for students who participate in the federal free and reduced lunch program and clients of San Mateo County’s Human Services Agency.

For more information, call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448) or visit

Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650-508-7927