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Free $20 Clipper Card for East Bay Commuters

Live or work in Contra Costa County? Apply for a free $20 Clipper Card.
By - posted 9/7/2019 No Comment

If you’re a commuter in Contra Costa County you’re getting a little incentive from 511 Contra Costa County to try to ditch your cars and use BART or public transportation with the offer of a $20 pre-loaded clipper card as long as you fill out some information and give feedback on the program.

Pledge to try transit as an alternative to driving alone to/from work or campus and receive a pre-loaded $20 Clipper card. Whether you make the switch one day out of the week or five days a week, taking transit can make a difference.

The Try Transit program has two offerings, one for commuters, and another for college students.

Try Transit to/from Work

You are eligible to receive an incentive if you:

  • Live or work in Contra Costa County.
  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Would otherwise drive alone to/from an employment location if this incentive program were not available.
  • Agree to complete a brief questionnaire to assess the effectiveness of this program.

Try Transit to/from College Campus (Students)

You are eligible to receive an incentive if you:

  • Attend one of the following colleges in Contra Costa County:
    – CSU Eastbay (Concord Campus)
    – Contra Costa College
    – Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill
    – Los Medanos
    – Saint Mary’s College
  • Are enrolled in a minimum of 9 units
  • Would otherwise drive alone to/from an eligible college campus if this incentive program were not available.
  • Agree to complete a brief questionnaire to assess the effectiveness of this program.

What are the program rules?

  • If you have received any 511 Contra Costa promotion or program incentives from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, you are not eligible for to receive this incentive.
  • This incentive program is available only for your home-to-work/campus commute and/or work/campus-to-home commute.
  • 511 Contra Costa may request verification from you or your employer of the information you provide.
  • Falsifying any information will disqualify you from all 511 Contra Costa programs and promotions.
  • 511 Contra Costa reserves the right to make any changes to or to terminate this program at any time without prior notification

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