Transportation

The Kids Think Bart's All Right

Bart train in front of Mt. Diablo
Noah Berger

BART is reporting a huge increase in the number of youth Clipper trips on trains since the beginning of the year when more young people became eligible for discounts.

Starting Jan. 1, the discount for youths aged 5 to 12 was expanded to age 18. As a result, there has been a 260 percent increase in youth Clipper trips on BART.

To date in 2018, more than 32,000 free Youth Clipper cards have been distributed, a 38 percent increase in cards since the prior year. The discount does not apply for paper tickets. Kids under 5 still ride for free.

MTC which administers the Clipper program. More information visit: https://www.clippercard.com/ClipperWeb/discounts/youth.do

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