ASFC VTA SmartPass
How to Get Your Pass
Shelter in Place, March 17 - May 3
Foothill is fortunate to have opened a Food Pantry last fall thanks to partners Second Harvest Food Bank and the Community Services Agency. The Food Pantry provides groceries to any Foothill student enrolled in credit or non-credit classes who meets the self-reported income eligibility set by Second Harvest. But for students who don’t have a home where they can bring groceries and make meals, the Food Pantry is not a viable option. - See more at: https://foundation.fhda.edu/stories/FH_food_pantry.html#.WTH2qcm1t
The Gavilan College food pantry is a collaboration between Gavilan College CalWORKs, Fresh Success, Association Students of Gavilan College (ASGC), Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Joseph’s Family Center. The pantry is open all year long and serves the entire Gavilan College Community.
Due to the Santa Clara County Shelter in Place order, the Smart Shop physical office will be closed through May 3. However, we wil continue to provide services to students via email and telephone during regular business hours.
The production of OwlCards, Clipper VTA SmartPass cards, program cards and District staff id cards is temporarily suspended.
VTA is waiving fares effective March 20 until further notice. For more information visit: https://www.vta.org/covid-19
Thank you for choosing Foothill College to pursue your academic career. As a Foothill student, you can enjoy unlimited rides on VTA bus and light rail lines.
You must be enrolled in class(es) for the current quarter in order to request a VTA
SmartPass Clipper card.
Follow These Steps...
|1||Register for classes
||Go to MyPortal to register for your classes. You will be automatically charged a mandatory SmartPass fee - See Fees.|
|2||Get Your Personalized Clipper card||You must get your personalized Clipper card from the Smart Shop. Keep this card, it is valid for multiple quarters and for life beyond Foothill College.|
|3||Register Your Clipper card online with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)||Go to www.clippercard.com and click on the "Register a card" link on the top left side of the page. You will need to create a My Clipper account. If you do not register your card and you lose it you will lose all non-SmartPass values you have placed on the card. If you place other values on to the Clipper card you will be able to use it for multiple transit agencies.|
|4||Enjoy Unlimited Rides on VTA Buses and Light Rail within Santa Clara County||See VTA routes to Foothill that travel from where you live and work. The SmartPass on your Clipper card will
be valid for the following periods of each quarter. As long as you are enrolled in
classes you will be able to enjoy unlimited ridership. Simply tag your Clipper card
next to the fare box when entering the bus/light rail.
The SmartPass is for currently enrolled Foothill students only. Any other use constitutes fraud.
|5||Got questions not answered here?||See our Frequently Asked Questions page.|