SPECIAL NOTE

 

SUBJECT: MONTHLY REPORT ON BRIDGE TRAFFIC, TRANSIT RIDERSHIP TRENDS, AND TRANSIT SERVICE PERFORMANCE

The Transportation Committee meeting scheduled for April 12, 2012, has been cancelled.  In order to keep you up-to-date on Bridge traffic, transit ridership trends, and transit service performance when a meeting of the Transportation Committee is cancelled, the District Secretary’s Office is providing the items listed below regarding the above-referenced standing agenda item.

  • Golden Gate Bridge – southbound 12-month running traffic totals as recorded in the toll lanes, southbound monthly averages of 5-9 a.m. weekday commute period traffic, and southbound monthly averages of 4-6 p.m. weekday commute period traffic;
  • Golden Gate Ferry – 12-month running totals of boarding passengers as recorded in the daily vessel logs; and,
  • Golden Gate Transit Bus – 12-month running totals of boarding passengers as recorded in on-board fare collection equipment.

At the end of February 2012, 12-month running Bus ridership totals increased for the thirteenth consecutive month, at a rate of 2.7 percent. Total 12-month running Ferry ridership increased at a year-over-year rate of 6.4 percent when compared with 2011 levels. Marin local total 12-month running bus trips increased at a year-over-year rate for the sixteenth consecutive month to 12-month total levels 1.3 percent above 2011 levels. Transbay bus patronage showed positive year-over-year growth for the ninth month in a row to levels 6.5 percent above February 2011 patronage levels. In February 2012, a.m. peak monthly Bridge traffic continued to increase to levels 2.0 percent above February 2011. Twelve-month running 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. traffic totals continued a slow decline, overall down 1.1 percent compared with February 2011. Twelve-month Bridge traffic totals showed a modest year-over-year improvement for the fourth consecutive month to 0.9 percent above February 2011.

Also attached is the Transit Service Performance Statistics Report for the month of February 2012. The report shows Golden Gate Bus and Golden Gate Ferry operations in February relative to performance targets set forth in the District’s Short-Range Transit Plan. When compared with February 2011, bus productivity improved from 23 to 24 passengers per bus trip, increased from a 51.5% to 54.0% load factor, and increased from an 89.9% to 90.8% schedule adherence rate. Ferry productivity when compared with February 2011 increased from 102 to 114 passengers per ferry trip and from 132 to 147 passengers per ferry service hour. Ferry schedule adherence increased from 97.0% to 99.8% when comparing 2011 to 2012.