NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO
RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSALS TO
ESTABLISH A TOLL FOR CARPOOLS;
INCREASE MULTI-AXLE VEHICLE TOLLS; AND,
EFFECT CHANGES TO GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT COMMUTE BUS SERVICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District will hold two Public Hearings to receive public comment on proposals to “Establish a Toll for Carpools, to Increase Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls, and to Effect Changes to Golden Gate Transit Commute Bus Service,” as follows:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.
The Whistlestop Wheels, Jackson Café Room
930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA

Friday, May 14, 2010, at 9:30 a.m.
Board Room, Administration Building
Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza
San Francisco, CA

The District is facing a $132 million five-year projected deficit as a result of several recent developments, including the current recession, which has resulted in reduced revenues, the loss of approximately $6 million annually in state funding, and a commitment of $75 million toward the Doyle Drive Reconstruction Project. A Financial Plan for Achieving Long-Term Financial Stability (Plan) was approved by the Board of Directors on October 30, 2009. The Plan includes 33 specific initiatives aimed at restoring the District to stable financial status. These proposals address three of the initiatives included in that Plan.

1. Establish a Toll for Carpools. It is proposed that a carpool toll be established equal to 50% of the cash toll ($3.00), with a targeted date for implementation of the carpool toll on July 1, 2010.

2. Increase Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls. It is proposed that the toll for multi-axle vehicles be increased, with 50% of the toll increase being implemented on July 1, 2011, and the remaining 50% being implemented on July 1, 2012, as follows:

a. FasTrak® Toll. Currently, the per axle toll is set at 50% of the established FasTrak® toll for two-axle vehicles, or $2.50 per axle. It is proposed that the FasTrak® toll be increased to $5.00 per axle for vehicles with 3 or more axles, with a maximum toll of $35.00 for vehicles with 7 or more axles.

b. Cash Toll. Currently, the per axle toll is set at 50% of the established cash toll for two-axle vehicles, or $3.00 per axle. It is proposed that the cash toll be increased to $6.00 per axle for vehicles with 3 or more axles, with a maximum toll of $42.00 for vehicles with 7 or more axles.

3. Effect Changes to Golden Gate Transit Commute Bus Service. It is being proposed that Golden Gate Transit commute bus service be changed, as follows: Route 24 (Lagunitas/Fairfax/San Francisco), Route 26 (Sleepy Hollow/San Francisco); Route 44 (Lucas Valley/San Francisco); Route 58 (Novato/Hamilton/San Francisco); Route 72 (Santa Rosa/San Francisco); Route 73 (Santa Rosa/San Francisco); Route 75 (Santa Rosa/San Rafael); and, Route 76 (East Petaluma/San Francisco).

All the commute routes listed above have low productivity trips or segments and/or duplicate other GGT services.

Public comments will be received at the public hearings 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., on Friday, May 14, 2010.

For transit information on how to get to the public hearing locations, either log on to www.511.org or call 511 (711 TDD). The public hearing location is accessible to everyone. To request special assistance due to a disability 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: April 20, 2010