SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - BART continues to phase out paper tickets and on Tuesday, it’s happening at the Powell Street station in San Francisco as the transit agency moves toward a Clipper Card-only payment system.
Riders will only be able to purchase Clipper Cards coming through the station, although paper tickets will still work at the fare gates.
Clipper cards are reusable and reloadable and allow riders to move through the fare gates faster, BART officials said. They’re accepted by nearly all transit agencies in the region.
This is the third station that's now gone paperless, following the 19th Street station in Oakland on Aug. 5, and the Embarcadero Station on Aug. 19.
On Sept. 24, the downtown Berkeley BART station will also phase out of paper tickets as well.