SAN JOSE (KCBS)— The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is going paperless. Beginning July 1st VTA joins other Bay Area public transportation systems on the regional Clipper Card.

The old disposable paper transit passes will become a thing of the past said VTA spokeswoman Brandi Childress.

The Clipper Card is a plastic, reloadable smart card that keeps track of passes, discounts and cash value that customers load on to it. The card can also be used for BART, Muni and Caltrain, among other Bay Area systems.

KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart Reports:

Childress noted the convenience for local bus and light-rail riders who will no longer have to carry exact change or multiple passes.

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