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Bart will no longer sell paper tickets.
Starting Monday, all stations will offer Clipper sales only. “The transition from paper tickets began in August and September last year at two stations in downtown San Francisco, one in Berkeley and another in Oakland.” Reported The Richmond Standard.
“The conversion was accelerated during the pandemic with one or more stations transitioned each week throughout 2020,” according to BART.
While paper tickets are no longer available for purchase at stations, rides can still use them to:
- enter or exit through fare gates
- add enough fair [to the paper ticket] to exit the station using add fare machines located inside the paid area
- claim a refund if a paper ticket has a value of one dollar or more
“This effort is part of BART’s 15-Step Plan to welcome riders back to a more contactless experience in the era of COVID-19,” according to the transit agency.