The transportation authority of San Francisco is set to expand the number of places that accept applications for and distribute transit cards to senior citizens, according to a published report.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system's motive is making Senior Clipper Cards more accessible to users. The ID cards also are poised to become an all-in-one transit card.
Eight MyTransitPlus kiosks at BART stations in downtown San Francisco are prepared to assist the visits of senior citizens. Those stations are Embarcadero, Montgomery Street, Powell Street and Civic Center; and in the East Bay, the Richmond, Coliseum/Oakland Airport, Bay Fair and Walnut Creek.
Acquisition of the Senior Clipper Cards is possible for senior citizens by completing an application form and presenting a photo identification to one of the kiosks. The Clipper website holds the applications and acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, a state ID card, a passport, an alien registration or permanent resident card, a matricula consular ID card, a San Francisco city ID card or a birth certificate. The ID also must demonstrate a proof of age.
"Discounted Clipper cards can still be obtained at various transit agency ticketing and administrative offices as well as the Concord Police Department, but now seniors have more options that may be closer to home," BART Board President John McPartland said.
Senior Clipper Cards do not have stored cash value on them but they may be stocked with added cash at one of the MyTransitPlus kiosks located throughout the city.
Rossmoor News reports Senior Clipper Cards also are being issued to senior citizens at the County Connection office in Concord, the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco and the pass office at Lake Merritt in Oakland. The Walnut Creek BART station changed its hours for selling BART Tickets to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.