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BART solicits feedback on paperless ticket plan
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) yesterday announced it will host public outreach events this month to gather feedback on its transition to a paperless fare payment system by 2020.
The plan calls for ending the sale of paper magstrip tickets and transition to Clipper-only fare payment. The Clipper is a reloadable fare card used by BART and other San Francisco-area transit agencies, BART officials said in a press release.
BART will host in-station meetings at the Coliseum and West Oakland stations in Oakland, California; Richmond Station in Richmond; Pittsburg/Bay Point Station in Pittsburg; 16th Street Mission Station in San Francisco; and Hayward Station in Hayward. The first will be held today and the last on Oct. 24. An online survey closes Oct. 25.
In August, BART tested eliminating paper tickets sales at four stations.
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