Clipper START is now available in Marin County. Clipper START is an 18-month pilot program initiated by MTC and Bay Area transit agencies that uses the Clipper transit fare payment system to reduce the cost of transportation for low-income adults.
Eligible Low-Income transit riders can start saving with the new Regional Clipper START and will receive 50 percent discounts on Marin Transit, Golden Gate Transit, San Francisco Bay Ferry, SMART and San Trans. Riders with Clipper START cards will receive a 20% discount on Petaluma Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus, Sonoma County Transit, AC Transit, County Connection, Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST), Napa VINE, SolTrans, Tri Delta Transit, Union City Transit, Vacaville City Coach, WestCAT and Wheels fares. Bay Area residents age 19-64 whose household incomes are no more than twice the federal poverty level can apply for the program.
Eligible applicants receive a personalized Clipper card that must be loaded with cash value before use. The Clipper START discounts are automatically applied whenever the card is used on participating transit agencies. The card can also be used just like a standard Clipper card to pay for fares on any agency that accepts Clipper. Visit https://marintransit.org/discounts for more information, or go to to start your application.