December 19, 2003

Public Hearing Set on Proposal to Increase Special Event Transit Fares


The Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, January, 22, 2004, at 9:30 am, in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, to receive public comment on a proposal to increase Special Event Special Event ferry fares to SBC Park ( Pacific Bell) and bus fares to Candlestick Park as follows:

Service
Current Special Event Round Trip Fares
Proposed Special Event Round Trip Fares
Ferry service between Larkspur & SBC Park
$11.20

$13 or

a $1.80 increase

Bus service between Larkspur & Candlestick
$13

$16 or

a $3 increase

Bus service between Santa Rosa & Candlestick
$16

$20 or

a $4 increase

Bus service between Sonoma & Candlestick
$17

$22 or

a $5 increase


By policy, Special Event fares are set to cover direct operating costs of these discretionary, special services. Current estimates show that roundtrip per passenger cost for the SBC Park ferry service is $12.60. Current estimates show that the per passenger roundtrip cost for Candlestick bus service is $15.50 Larkspur-Candlestick, $19.50 Santa Rosa-Candlestick, and $21.50 Sonoma-Candlestick. The new fares are proposed to be set at breakeven levels, sufficient to cover operating costs.

The public may comment by attending the Public Hearing, via e-mail to publichearing@goldengate.org, or in writing to the Secretary of the District at Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA, 94129-0601. Comments should be received no later than 4:30 p.m., January 21, 2003.

Reports associated with the Special Event Fare increase proposal can be obtained through www.goldengate.org or from Secretary of the District at the above address. TDD requests should be made by calling 711.