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Clipper BayPass FAQ

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Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is partnering with Bay Area public transit agencies and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) on a two-year pilot project to study the benefits of a transit pass that provides access to all transit services in the 9-county Bay Area.  During the fall of 2022 and spring 2023 semesters, enrolled SRJC students have the ability to request the Clipper BayPass. The pass will remain valid through summer 2024, contingent on ongoing enrollment.

How do I qualify for this program?

  • Must be currently enrolled in SRJC in spring 2023
  • Must fill out the Clipper BayPass request form 

How do I apply for this program?

Spring 2023 student who wish to apply for the Clipper BayPass please fill out this form:
Clipper BayPass Spring 2023 Application

*NOTE: If you are already participating in the Clipper BayPass program in fall 2022, you do not need to re-submit the spring 2023 form. 
Your current pass, whether you received it in fall 2022 or spring 2023, will be remain valid until the summer 2024 as long as you remain enrolled at SRJC.


When and where do I pick up my new Clipper BayPass?

Spring 2023 students must pick up Clipper BayPay by May 26, 2023

Students must pick up Clipper BayPass at one of the following locations:

Santa Rosa Campus
Student Information Desk,1st Floor, Bertolini Building
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM 

Petaluma Campus
Welcome and Connect Center, Building 500, Room 101
See web-site for hours:

Southwest Center
Student Services Office
Monday - Thursday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM


Is there a cost for the Clipper BayPass for SRJC students?

No! The Clipper BayPass (pilot program) will be available to all enrolled students FREE of charge and will allows travel on all public transit services that accept Clipper cards for free.


When will the project start, and how long will it last?

The Clipper BayPass program began in Fall 2022 and is continuing through Summer 2024, as long as the student remains enrolled at SRJC.


Clipper BayPass transitWhat Services will the Clipper BayPass cover?

The Clipper BayPass will allow access to all bus, rail, and ferry services in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area that accept Clipper (listed at right) for no charge.


How long will I have the Clipper BayPass?

The Clipper BayPass will be valid through summer 2024 as long as the student remains enrolled during this time. However, the pass will only be available to pick up during fall 2022, no later than December 16, 2022 and the spring 2023 semester no later than May 26, 2023


Is the use of this pass restricted to commuting to/from school?

No. The pass enables unlimited travel on all Bay Area transit services, and participants are encouraged to use it for any and all travel needs.


Can I share this pass with my family or friends?

No. The pass should only be used by the students who signed up for this program. Violators will be removed from the program.

What if I lose my pass or it stops working?

Questions about replacing lost or malfunctioning cards can be directed to the Bertolini Student Center, first-floor information desk SRJC Student Life. Phone 707-527-4424


What is this program for?

The Clipper BayPass pilot will inform the development of a more permanent institutional pass product, which will be more broadly available. The aim of this program is to gain a better understanding of SRJC students' travel behaviors and use of public transit in the Bay Area.


What will be studied and how will the information be used?

Bay Area public transit agencies and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will use information collected during the pilot project to study how the Clipper BayPass affects how much people use public transit and what services they ride. This research will be based on information generated by the Clipper System, as well as through student surveys. Findings from the study will inform the development, pricing, and implementation of future institutional pass products.


How will my privacy be protected?

As with the existing program, all data generated through the pilot project will be handled in accordance with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Clipper Privacy Policy, FERPA, and other applicable university policies.


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