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What’s a Clipper Card? Are the transit commuters giving it a thumbs up or a thumbs down?

Launched in 2010, Clipper card is a reloadable contactless smart card utilized for electronic transit fare payment. It was initially introduced in 2002 by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) as a pilot program. It was rebranded in its current form on 16th June 2010.

Clipper was developed by Australian-based ERG Group and Motorola under the ERG-Motorola alliance in April, 1999. Since the launch of Clipper, Cubic Transportation Systems has taken over administration of distribution, customer service and financial settlement of the program.

Clipper card uses a NXP semiconductors

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