Follow the Clipper Cards...to the Easy Bay and AC Transit
Despite strong motivations for improving the problematic Clipper Cards, use of the technically flawed cards find their strongest users not in San Francisco, but through on the AC Transit system in the East Bay. Clipper Cards were used the most, about 44% of the total sold (around 182,000 cards distributed), were used on the AC Transit system (Alameda-Contra Transit District).
BART and MUNI together only accounted for under 30% of Clipper Cards usage, indicating that many San Franciscans are not using the Clipper Cards.
In a sense, should the Clipper Card system be moved exclusively to the Easy Bay and AC Transit systems, or should greater advertising and marketing try and force the Clipper Card system in San Francisco? It's worth reasoning that the Clipper Card's lack of use in San Francisco shows more wasted funds for bay area transportation, and whether the implementation of the Clipper Cards should now be focused outside the city. Obviously, the Clipper Card system is still an infant, but should an already bugged system be moved toward the strongest market?