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Use Clipper® on Your Phone to Ride to Pride

Ride Transit with Pride Today and Every Day
Noah Berger

Don’t let parking or traffic headaches spoil your fun San Francisco Pride activities - use Clipper on your phone to pay for public transit instead. No pockets? No problem! Just tap your phone and go - no need to carry a plastic Clipper card or worry about exact change.

MTC and Bay Area transit agencies are encouraging revelers going to San Francisco for the June 25, 2023 Pride Parade or other Pride celebration events this month to:

  • Travel to the city by train, bus or ferry
  • Pre-load Clipper funds on your mobile phone ahead of time
  • Visit for more information about using Clipper on your phone

Clipper is available for mobile phones through either Apple Pay or Google Pay. Clipper will waive the standard $3 new-card fee for customers who choose Clipper on their phone. (A $3 fee will be charged to customers who purchase a new plastic Clipper card.)

Adding a Clipper card to Google Pay, to an Apple iPhone 8 or later, or to an Apple Watch Series 3 or later is easy. Apple customers can add the Clipper card directly through Apple Wallet and load cash value with Apple Pay anytime, anywhere. Customers with Android system phones running Android 5 or later similarly can add the Clipper card directly through Google Pay and load cash value anytime, anywhere.

MTC is the transportation planning, funding and coordinating agency for the nine-county Area. MTC operates the Clipper system on behalf of the region’s transit agencies.

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