A million transit trips every day: Are you onboard?

Bus rider
Noah Berger

Nearly a million trips are being taken on public transit each weekday right now in the Bay Area – are you one of the travel-savvy who know about the many benefits of riding transit?

Here are just some of the upsides of letting a professional do the driving (while you relax) on your way to work, school or other Bay Area destinations:

  • Taking public transit is usually cheaper than paying for gas, parking and tolls
  • Scheduled service can be more reliable, without getting stuck in traffic congestion
  • Leaving your personal vehicle at home helps reduce air pollution
  • Free Wi-Fi is available on some transit vehicles (including AC Transit, Muni and SMART)

Not sure where to start? has details on all the Bay Area’s transit agencies, transit centers, transit alerts and more.

Paying with Clipper® makes your ride even faster, whether you pay by tapping a card or a mobile phone. (Discounts are available for many Clipper users.)

511 and Clipper are programs of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

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