Issued June 3, 2004

GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT AND GOLDEN GATE FERRY
ANNOUNCE SERVICE CHANGES EFFECTIVE JUNE 13, 2004

Four times a year Golden Gate Transit (GGT) makes adjustments to its bus schedules to improve operating efficiencies and cost effectiveness. Schedule changes effective Sunday, June 13 and Monday, June 14 are summarized below. After June 10, 2004, customers may obtain a copy of new summer edition of Bus and Ferry Transit Guide on buses and ferries or view them at www.goldengate.org .


New Demonstration Service
Marin Local Service Route10 and Route 15 Changes Sunday, June 13, 2004


Effective Sunday, June 13, Route 10 (which operates daily serving Strawberry Village, Mill Valley, Tam Junction, Manzanita Park and Ride, Marin City, Sausalito and San Francisco) will no longer serve the Mill Valley segment. Route 10 will be shortened to provide service only between San Francisco (via Geary Blvd.) and Marin City (via Sausalito). Instead, Route 15 (which serves Tiburon, Strawberry Village, and Marin City) will cover this segment by being extended to provide service from Tiburon to Mill Valley via Miller, Sunnyside and E. Blithedale Avenues continuing to Marin City. Route 15 will no longer serve the Seminary Drive stops.

In response to customer comments, this six-month demonstration project is designed to decrease overall travel time for southern Marin customers and provide more direct service between Tiburon and Mill Valley. Customers commented on the excessive wait time for Route 10 to arrive/depart at Marin City and on the lack of convenient through service between Tiburon, Strawberry and Mill Valley. Before the conclusion of the demonstration period, it will be evaluated taking into account customer responses and operational issues and, if appropriate, a public hearing would be set to gather public comments on the changes to these two routes prior to a decision to make the changes permanent.

In addition, the following Route 15 evening trips will be canceled due to low ridership: Weekday and weekend trips between Strawberry and Tiburon northbound at 6:40 pm, 7:40 pm, 8:40 pm and 9:40 pm and southbound at 7:08 pm, 8:08 pm, 9:08 pm. Also, southbound 10:07 pm weekday trip and 10:08 weekend trips.

Mill Valley/Tiburon customers bound for San Francisco use Route 15 and transfer at Marin City to southbound Routes 70/80 (Van Ness Ave. service) for the fastest off-peak and weekend service to San Francisco. Customers traveling to Sausalito or Geary Blvd. transfer to Route 10 service in Marin City. San Francisco (Mission St, San Francisco Civic Center, Van Ness Ave) customers bound for Mill Valley/Tiburon board or Routes 70/80 service and transfer at Marin City to northbound Route 15. Customers boarding along Geary Blvd. who are bound for Mill Valley should use Route 10 service and transfer to northbound Route 15.

A special brochure, in English and Spanish, is available on this service change and can be obtained calling 511 (select Golden Gate Transit).


Commute Routes to/from San Francisco Effective Monday, June 14, 2004
Any of the commute route cancellations noted below are a combination of low ridership and more efficient placement of the larger 57 passenger buses.
Route 2 (Marin Headlands, Marin City, Sausalito): Time adjustments to meet Sausalito Ferry.
Route 4 (Mill Valley): Time adjustments.
Route 18 (College of Marin, Larkspur, Corte Madera): Time adjustments and southbound 6:13 am trip canceled.
Route 24 (Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, Kentfield, College of Marin, Greenbrae): Time adjustments and southbound 7:48 am trip and northbound 6:30 pm trip canceled.
Routes 26/27 (San Anselmo, San Rafael): Northbound time adjustments and southbound 6:22 am Route 27 trip canceled.
Route 32 (Peacock Gap, San Rafael): Time adjustments.
Route 34 (Santa Venetia, San Rafael): Time adjustments.
Route 38 (Terra Linda, San Rafael): Time adjustments.
Route 54 (San Marin, Novato): Time adjustments and northbound 3:25 pm trip canceled.
Route 56 (San Marin, Novato): Time adjustments and southbound 6:18 am and northbound 5:31 pm trips canceled.
Route 58 (Novato, Ignacio, San Rafael): Northbound 4:33 pm trip canceled.
Route 72 (Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati): Time adjustments and southbound 6:11 am and northbound 4:12 pm and 5:50 pm trips canceled. Southbound 6:04 am and northbound 4:26 pm trips stop at Cotati hub.
Route 74 (Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park): Northbound 5:54 pm trip canceled.
Route 76 (East Petaluma): Southbound 6:55 am trip canceled.

Commute Routes to/from Sonoma/Marin Effective Monday, June 14, 2004
Route 75 (Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, San Rafael): Time adjustments.

Basic Service Routes Effective Sunday, June 13, 2004
Route 10 (Mill Valley, Sausalito, San Francisco): See above pg 1 New Demonstration Service
Routes 70/80 (Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, Marin City): Time adjustments. Note that some Route 70 trips do not operate the full length of the route. Consult Transit Guide for details.

Marin Local Routes effective Sunday, June 13, 2004
The canceled evening trips noted below are part of the fine tuning of the November 2003 service cuts and were authorized by the Board of Directors in December 2003 for cancellation in June 2004 due to continued low ridership.
Route 15 (Tiburon, Strawberry, Mill Valley, Marin City): see above pg 1 New Demonstration Service
Route 22 (San Rafael, San Anselmo, Ross, College of Marin, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Marin City, Sausalito): Southbound 5:50 am trip canceled.
Route 23 (San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Manor): Westbound 7:37 pm trip added from San Anselmo.
Route 29 (San Rafael, Larkspur Ferry Terminal, College of Marin, San Anselmo): Eastbound 8:14 pm, 9:14 pm and 10:14 pm trips canceled. Westbound 8:22 pm, 9:52 pm and 10:52 pm trips canceled.
Route 35 (San Rafael, Canal Area, Marin City): Southbound 7:24 am, 7:54 am and 8:25 am trips canceled and northbound 7:39 am, 8:09 am and 8:39 am trips canceled. Late night trips from Tiburon at 11:56 pm and 12:56 am trips canceled.
Route 53 (Novato, San Marin): Southbound 6:40 pm, 7:40 pm and 8:40 pm trips canceled and northbound 6:19 pm, 7:19 pm, 8:19 pm and 9:39 pm trips canceled.
Route 55 (Novato, College of Marin, Ignacio): Southbound 5:36 pm, 6:36 pm, 7:36 pm, 8:36 pm and 9:36 pm trips canceled and northbound 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm trips canceled.
Route 57 (Novato, Ignacio, Marinwood, San Rafael): Northbound 12:25 am trip canceled. Sunday service to Marinwood will be operated from 10:11am to 5:11pm (Southbound) and 10:30 am to 7:29 pm (Northbound).