NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TO CONSIDER MARIN COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT’S PROPOSAL
TO INCREASE THE YOUTH DISCOUNT TO 50% OF THE ADULT CASH FARE
FOR LOCAL MARIN TRAVEL ON GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT BUS ROUTES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) will hold a Public Hearing on Friday, July 22, 2005, at 9:00 a.m., in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, to receive public comment on Marin County Transit District’s (MCTD) proposal to increase the youth discount to 50% of the adult cash fare for local Marin travel on Golden Gate Transit bus routes, effective at the beginning of the 2005/2006 school year in late August 2005. The proposal reduces the fare for local youth riders, ages 6 to 18, by increasing the discount on existing adult cash fares from the current 25% to 50%, resulting in a new youth cash fare of $1.00 and a new price of $20 per book for local Marin youth ticket books.
On December 8, 2004, the District and MCTD executed an Agreement for Intra-County Public Bus Transit Service in Marin County, effective November 1, 2004 through April 30, 2006. Under the terms of the Agreement, MCTD is responsible for setting fares and service levels of 20 local bus routes operated by Golden Gate Transit.
A staff report on this proposal was presented to the Transportation Committee on July 7, 2005. An additional staff report for the public hearing will be available after July 15, 2005, and may be obtained from Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA, 94129-0601, or by using TDD California Relay Service, 800-735-2929 or at http://www.goldengate.org/organization/publichearings.html.
Public comments will be received at the public hearing or may be presented in writing to the Secretary of the District at the above address. Comments may also be sent by e-mail to publichearing@goldengate.org. Written comments should be received no later than 4:30 p.m., July 21, 2005.
The public hearing location is accessible to everyone. To request special assistance to enable persons with disabilities to participate at this public hearing, please call the District Secretary’s Office at 415-923-2223 three days before the hearing date.
/s/ Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District. Dated at San Francisco, California, this 12th day of July 2005.