VTA SmartPass Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the VTA SmartPass and how do I get one?

  • How do I get a Clipper Card?

  • Does it matter how many units I am taking?

  • How much is the VTA SmartPass?

  • Does it matter what type of classes I am taking?

  • Does it matter where I live?

  • Do I need to get a new Clipper Card each quarter?

  • Do I need to come in to get a new VTA SmartPass each quarter?

  • Is there a grace period after the expiration date of the old VTA SmartPass?

  • Can I use the VTA SmartPass during recess periods between quarters?

  • I have applied for financial aid and I am waiting for financial aid approval and/or disbursement. Can I get the VTA SmartPass?

  • Can I use the Clipper Card for other transit agencies?

  • Should I register my card with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)?

  • Can I convert my VTA SmartPass Clipper Card to a digital Clipper Card.

  • I dropped all my classes. Is my VTA SmartPass still valid?

  • I lost my card. How can I get a replacement?

  • May I give away or sell my VTA SmartPass since I don't ride VTA?

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