When You Forget Your Clipper Card: Is the Receipt Good Enough?
Photo by Eric Fischer
Reader Nicole. ran into fare inspectors on the one day she forgot her Clipper card. But she had the receipt for her Muni monthly pass with her. Was that good enough?
The first time I’ve ever not had my Clipper Card in my purse, I get stopped by an officer at the Civic Center station. They were stopping everybody, so I told him right away I had forgotten my Clipper Card but I paid for a monthly pass and I kept my receipt on me. I show him the receipt but he still gave me a citation! But he said all I need to do is send my receipt in and I won’t have to pay the fine. …
I sent in everything with an explanation that I have a month pass on my Clipper Card and attached the receipt and my Clipper Card serial number so they could look up my monthly purchase. I just got the letter back today and here’s what it said:
“RE: Transit Violation Citation(s)
We have received your inquiry and conducted an Administrative Review regarding the citation listed below. The review has confirmed that the citation was property issued and is valid.”
Unfortunately I don’t see receipts in SFMTA’s list of Proof of Payment, so if you are organized enough to have the receipt on you (god knows I’m not), make sure you have your Clipper card because you don’t want to end up with a fine.
Thanks, Nicole, for the reminder!