San Francisco’s Clipper card now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit mode. The Clipper card is a smart card used for transit fare payment by the majority of people in the San Francisco Bay Area. It gives access to buses, rails, ferries, and trains from all 24 transit agencies across the Bay Area, including BART, Caltrain, Muni, and VTA.
Apple announced its plan on launching this feature back in February and now the service is available for all users. The Clipper card can be added to the Wallet app and used wherever Clipper cards are accepted via an iPhone or Apple Watch. Express Transit mode promotes contactless payment without users having to authenticate using Face ID or Touch ID or even touching the physical terminal.
The card can only be on one device at a time but can be easily switched between devices. Adding value to the card can be done from inside the Wallet app. Clipper is supported on iPhone 8 or later devices with the latest version of iOS, or Apple Watch Series 3 or later with the latest version of watchOS.