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Report ID: 23-467   
Type: Regular - External Affairs
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 11/8/2023 Final action: 11/8/2023
Recommended Action: Consider receiving an update on the Next Generation Clipper (C2) Program implementation. Staff Contact: Ahsan Baig, Chief Information Officer
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1 Next Gen C2 Executive Summary 10062023, 3. Att. 2 Regional Snapshot C2 Schedule1062023, 4. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager/Chief Executive Officer
SUBJECT: Next Generation Clipper (C2) Program Implementation

BRIEFING ITEM
AGENDA PLANNING REQUEST: ?

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider receiving an update on the Next Generation Clipper (C2) Program implementation.

Staff Contact:
Ahsan Baig, Chief Information Officer
Body
STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Convenient and Reliable Service
Initiative - Infrastructure Modernization

The Next Generation Clipper program will modernize the Clipper payment system to allow riders to manage their Clipper accounts online, get immediate access to added value on their Clipper accounts, allow for several payment options like contactless credit/debit card payments as well as physical Clipper cards and mobile Clipper cards that are already available, and give riders the ability to replace the physical Clipper Card with a phone-based mobile application.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There is not fiscal impact in receiving this report.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:
Update on the Regional C2 Milestones and Current Implementation Schedule
The regional Clipper 2 ( C2) project has recently completed the project milestones that focus on achieving operational readiness and a mid-Summer 2024 system launch. As led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the C2 system vendor Cubic, transit properties, including AC Transit, have worked side-by-side to assess fare-based and operational impacts and design and testing documents in support of that target date.
The District utilizes the Regional Document Hub to access and review the technical and management documentation and collaborate with all the stakeholders for the Next Generation Clipper program. The C2 project is scheduled to launch in mid-Summer 2024.
MTC Executive Director of Clipper program, Carol Kuester announced her intent to retire from MTC in November. AC Transit Staff wants to take this opportunity and recogni...

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