SmartPass Clipper Card Overview

With the Associated Students SmartPass Clipper card and SJSU Tower Card, students and employees can have unlimited rides on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Local & Rapid buses, Limited routes, and Light Rail lines. The SmartPass Express bus riders can board Express buses by paying a surcharge of $2.50 per ride as E-Cash loaded onto the clipper. You will receive only one SmartPass Clipper card. The card's serial number is linked to your name and Tower Card. 

With your SmartPass Clipper card you'll also have the ability to add other passes and fares from other Bay Area transit agencies onto one convenient card. Just load the Clipper card with additional funds. The pre-loaded SmartPass on Clipper card is valid only on VTA Bus and Light Rail lines.

The pre-loaded SmartPass on a Clipper card is valid only on VTA and is NOT valid on:
ACE, Amtrak, BART, Caltrain, AC Transit, Highway 17 Express, Dumbarton Express, Monterey-Salinas Transit, SamTrans and other non VTA services
As displayed on the VTA Clipper Card readers, all current SmartPass Clipper cards will expire on December 31, 2019 until reprogrammed.

How can I get a Smart Pass Clipper?

To find information on direct lines, trip planning, transit app and VTA alerts, please visit the  direct lines page.