Posts Tagged ‘charge’

An “Urbanist’s” Dream: Here’s Your Chance to Help Plan the Future of the Clipper Card – It’s “FutureOfClipper.Org”

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

I had a Clipper Card once. Well, a TransLink, the Clipper’s predecessor. Turns out it couldn’t handle a little acetone:

And now I have no Clipper Cards, AFAIK

But you, you love the (somewhat racist?) Clipper. So why not help the MTC try to make it better?

All the deets:

“Help Plan the Future of Clipper - MTC and Bay Area Transit Agencies Invite Public Input

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Where would you like to use Clipper, and how would you like to use it? That’s what the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area transit agencies want to know.

Clipper is the transit fare payment system for the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently accepted for payment on 13 transit agencies. The reloadable card was launched in 2006. Today, the system has more than 1.4 million cards in circulation and is used for more than 700,000 daily trips.

Whether you use Clipper right now or not, you can provide valuable feedback that will help MTC and its partner agencies design the fare payment system that best serves Bay Area transit riders.

Visit futureofclipper.com and click the link to take a survey to provide your feedback. You can also share your experiences with Clipper and what you’d like to see in the future via email at feedback@futureofclipper.com or via voicemail at 510.817.5680.

Clipper is a service provided by Bay Area transit operators and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

Note: Clipper is accepted on AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Fairfield-Suisun Transit (FAST), Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, Marin Transit, Muni, SamTrans, San Francisco Bay Ferry, SolTrans, Vacaville City Coach, VINE and VTA.”

One Weird Trick to Avoid Paying Ten Cents for a Paper Bag in SF – The Answer Will Amaze You: French Fries!

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Is this “french fries or onion rings” exception to the SF Checkout Bag Ordinance documented anywhere?

Check it:

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‘Cause I’m not seeing it. (Is there something in there about messy food?)

Anyway, order freedom fries or onion things if you want to stick it to the man and save money.

Undercapitalized Electric Car Owner Strings an Extension Cord Across the Sidewalk on a Routine Basis

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Now I can see doing this kind of thing late at night when you’re in a jam, but this shouldn’t be a routine, daily thing, right?

Off-brand electric car, looooong extension cord, garage – Western Addition, USA:

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I cry foul.

Brace Yourselves, Transit Riders: “$3 Acquisition Fee for New Adult Clipper Cards Takes Effect Sept. 1, 2012″

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Sounds fair enough.

I had a Clipper Card once:

Turns out that it couldn’t handle a simple two-day acetone bath, you know, the better to help see what’s inside.

Actually that was the predecessor to the Clipper, the Translink. Same basic thing though. Now here’s a real Clipper in a flashlight shot to show you where the heart is, that dark square at the bottom:

I think I got it for free.

I think I gave it away.

Anyway, all the deets:

“$3 Acquisition Fee for New Adult Clipper® Cards Takes Effect Sept. 1 - Fee Will Cover Costs, Encourage Long-Term Use

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 – Beginning September 1, 2012, new Adult Clipper cards will cost $3. As an incentive for customers to try automatically reloading their Clipper cards, Clipper will waive the $3 fee for customers who sign up for the Autoload feature when they order a card online at clippercard.com.

The new $3 fee is only for new Adult Clipper cards; Youth and Senior Clipper cards remain free, and the fee for a Regional Transit Connection Clipper card, for transit riders with qualifying disabilities, remains $3.

Clipper is the reloadable card that allows Bay Area transit riders to load cash value and monthly passes over the phone, online at clippercard.com and at a variety of retail locations, including most Bay Area Walgreens stores. Clipper is accepted on San Francisco Muni, BART, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, Caltrain, SamTrans, AC Transit, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Dumbarton Express, and San Francisco Bay Ferry (currently only on the South San Francisco/East Bay route).

Clipper cards have been free since the transit card program launched in June 2010. Clipper provided the cards free of charge over the past two years as an incentive for the hundreds of thousands of Bay Area transit riders to try the card. The incentive appears to have been successful, with more than 15 million trips taken using Clipper cards in July 2012. On an average weekday, transit riders take more than 600,000 trips using the card.

“We want to encourage people to keep their cards, reload them automatically and use them for a long time, rather than throwing them out and getting new ones,” said Carol Kuester, director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Electronic Payment section. “Charging a fee for the card also helps us be better stewards of public funds.”

Clipper offers convenience by keeping track of passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value that customers load onto it, while automatically applying all applicable fares, discounts and transfer rules. Since Clipper cards can be registered for added security, customers whose cards are lost or stolen can have their card replaced and balance restored for a fee. Clipper customers with questions about their Clipper account can log in to their accounts at clippercard.com or call Clipper Customer Service at 877-878-8883 or TDD/TYY: 711 or 800-735-2929.

Clipper is a project of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.  A question-and-answer page about the $3 Clipper card acquisition fee may be found on the MTC Web site at http://www.mtc.ca.gov/news/press_releases/rel575.htm.

SOURCE  Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Metropolitan Transportation Commission”

Attention Shoppers: Grocery Stores to Start Charging for Bags October 1, 2012 – BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag

Monday, August 13th, 2012

This new tax is a done deal.

Check it: 

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The So-Called “SF LovEvolution” Love Parade Party in Oakland was Kind of Meh This Year

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Consarn it, I can remember when the SF LovEvolution Love Parade went off in the 415 and it cost zero ($0) at the door. (That was way back in the late aughts, like 36 months ago, that far back.)

But these days, it’s in Oakland and it costs $40 at the door.

Oh well.

Area bros* and pill-poppers** had to make do with a cloudy parking lot in the East Bay.

:(

But party people know how to have fun anywhere, anytime, right…

Via Now 99.7KMVQ-FM – All the Hits 

…while we no-fun haterz will just have to cool our heels until the SF LovEvolution comes back to San Francisco, whenever that might be.

See you next year!

*Alex Sauers:

“Its weird seeing the pictures of all the bro douches that went to LoveVolution.”

**Iris Lopez:

“I popped too many pills at #lovevolution my body hurts so bad #FML

It Begins: The Era of the Electric Car is Here on the Streets of San Francisco – Mind That Sidewalk Extension Cord

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I’ll tell you, the value of a garage these days in the Greater Western Addition / NoPA is far greater than the value of any battery electric vehicle (BEV) you could imagine.

So that’s why you’ll soon be seeing more of this:

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(Now, it’s not widely known, but if you want to buy an electric car like a Nissan Leaf, you need to have your charging area approved first and that means that Nissan tells the local authorities and PG&E that you have an electric car. Anyway, no charging station, no car, I think.)

But there’s nothing stopping you from lending a hand (or a cord) to anybody who needs some juice.

Well, nothing so far.

I don’t think the militant pedestrian groups around town are going to like seeing this kind of sitch, but that’s just a guess.

Will San Francisco make special legislation about sidewalk extension cords, you know, to clear things up?

Stay tuned…

Word from Spain: Most of Real Madrid’s Big Soccer Stars are Coming to Candlestick August 4th

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Here’s the latest about the big soccer match coming to town on August 4th. Word comes from Spain saying that the bulk of their famous roster is coming to town. Per Francisco Hernández, Director of Online strategy for Real Madrid C.F.:

“It’s hard to say, but in principle most of the stars will be in the game. This game is not a ‘show game’ but a pre-season game. Do not miss it!”

So we might not get to see all the big stars from R.M.C.F., necessarily, but this will still be a big match.

That’s the latest. See you there!

Cristiano Ronaldo on Roster to Play at Candlestick: Real Madrid vs. Club America, August 4th

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

San Francisco can look forward to more famous soccer players coming to town for the big Real Madrid vs. Club America match coming to San Francisco on Wednesday night, August, 4, 2010.

Tickets start at $35. This could be a popular event, the way things are going…

And look, they’ll have their new uniforms:

Cristiano Ronaldo, plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo currently holds the distinction of being the most expensive player in football history after being transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid. (PRNewsFoto/Marquez Brothers Entertainment)

Kaka, is a Brazilian football midfielder who currently plays for Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Kaka won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007. In addition to his contributions on the pitch, Kaka is known for his humanitarian work. (PRNewsFoto/Marquez Brothers Entertainment)

All the deets. See you there!

Real Madrid Announces USA 2010 Tour Roster

Spanish Soccer Giant to Play Club America August 4th in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24  — World Entertainment Sport Promotions, Marquez Brothers Entertainment and El Mexicano Brand Cheeses are pleased to announce that the world’s top soccer club, Real Madrid, will face-off against Mexico’s Club America in San Francisco on August 4th at 8pm.

Real Madrid announced the team roster for the 2010 USA Tour and the list includes their entire squad that features the following international soccer superstars:

 CRISTIANO RONALDO - Captain of Portugal’s National Team
 KAKA - Brazil national team
 IKER CASILLAS - Captain – Spain’s national team, goalkeeper
 ANGEL DI MARIA -  Argentina national team
 XABI ALONSO -   Spanish national team
 GONZALO HIGUAIN - Argentina national team
 RAFAEL VAN DER VAART -  Netherlands national Team
 ALVARO ARBELOA - Spain national team
 SERGIO RAMOS-   Spain national team
 FERNANDO GAGO -   Spain national team
 MAHAMADOU DIARRA -  Captain of Mali national team
 LASSANA DIARRA -   France national team
 KARIM BENZEMA -     France national Team

Real Madrid is widely considered to be the world’s top soccer club, led by legendary new coach Jose Mourinho, who won the 2010 Champions League as head coach of Inter Milan.  Mourinho is known to soccer fans worldwide as, “The Special One”.  Real Madrid has won 30 league Championships, 17 Spanish Copa del Rey titles and 9 European Cup/Champions League titles.

Tickets start at $35 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, phones and Ticketmaster outlets.  

Real Madrid vs Club America is presented by El Mexicano Brand Cheeses.

World Entertainment Sport Promotions, LLC (WESP) with corporate offices in Gilbert, Arizona is an international promoter of sport and entertainment events, with particular emphasis on soccer international events across the World. WESP is dedicated to bring value-priced, world-class events to educated consumers.

Marquez Brothers, International Inc.,with corporate offices in San Jose, California, is a manufacturer of El Mexicano cheeses and food products.  Marquez Brothers Entertainment is a promoter and producer of special events presenting the best in concerts, dances, soccer matches and rodeos.  The “El Mexicano” name represents quality food products for the entire family.

More Details on the Big RealMadrid vs. Club America Soccer Match on August 4th

Monday, July 19th, 2010

This club match at Candlestick on the night of August 4th, 2010  is looking good. All your faves are “scheduled to appear,” so what else can you ask for at this point?  

Ahora, en Español: MBE SOCCER SPANISH 60 S. Crank it up while you check out the poster:

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!Miércoles, Miércoles, Miércoles!

Places to get tickets, after the jump.

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