On Monday, Tri Delta Transit confirmed it will continue its move forward to resume fare collection and front door boarding beginning on January 1, 2021.
The move comes after Tri Delta Transit announced in October it was giving away free Clipper Cards as a way to encourage contactless fare payment as it was preparing to return to fare collection in January 1, 2021.
Tri Delta Transit paused fare collection on March 13, 2020 in response to COVID-19 health concerns. Since then, Tri Delta Transit staff members have been tirelessly working to implement safety measures that ensure the health and safety of passengers and staff. Buses have been upgraded to include driver barriers, hand sanitizer dispensers, and signs reminding passengers that masks and social distancing are required. A key goal for the transition to safe fare collection and front door boarding is to increase the number of riders using Clipper, the Bay Area’s contactless fare payment system.
With Clipper, riders can pay Tri Delta Transit fares without having to handle cash, helping contain the spread of COVID-19. Clipper cards are available through the Tri Delta Transit website, www.TriDeltaTransit.com/Clipper . Users can add value to their Clipper cards with cash, credit cards, or bank debit cards. Clipper is accepted on major Bay Area transit systems.
ABOUT TRI DELTA TRANSIT:
Tri Delta Transit provides over 2 million trips each year to a population of over 315,000 residents in the 225 square miles of Eastern Contra Costa County. They currently operate 15 local bus routes Monday – Friday, 5 local bus routes on weekends, door-to-door bus service for senior citizens and people with disabilities, on-demand rideshare services and shuttle services to community events.
To learn more, visit www.TriDeltaTransit.com.