AC Transit Youth 31-day passes are now on Clipper only | 511 Contra Costa

AC Transit Youth 31-day passes are now on Clipper only

This week, AC Transit stopped honoring paper passes for youth under age 18. The agency will only accept plastic Clipper cards, shown to the right. Clipper Youth cards may take up to three weeks to process, and applicants must apply for them in person with one of the following forms of documentation to verify their ages:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s license issued by any state
  • Identification card issued by any state
  • Alien Registration/Permanent Resident Card
  • Matricula Consular/Consular Identification Card
  • Passport
  • SF City ID Card

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  1. Although I very much appreciate the effort to coordinate youth passes for all forms of transportation, the process of obtaining the Youth Clipper pass seems lilke a good idea gone terribly wrong. To say the process is onerous is an understatement. How is my 15 year old son, who lives in Fremont and attends high school in Hayward supposed to purchase a clipper card at 1600 Franklin in Oakland? He's in school Monday through Friday. Both parents work across the bay Monday through Friday. Our son takes public transportation to and from school. The website says there are no purchase events available and that AC Transit will only allow the purchase of youth passes in person at 1600 Franklin, to which he'll need to bring a birth certificate since he is not old enough to drive. I thought the point of public transit was to serve the community and encourage environmentally friendly transport. This process does neither.

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