GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT


ORDINANCE NO. 2009-04


AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND MASTER ORDINANCE 2009, AS AMENDED,
TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A RECIPROCAL TRANSFER ARRANGEMENT WITH SONOMA COUNTY TRANSIT AND SANTA ROSA CITYBUS

August 14, 2009

THIS ORDINANCE is adopted with reference to the following facts and circumstances which are found and declared by the Board of Directors:

     
  1. The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) discontinued direct Golden Gate Transit (GGT) service from Sebastopol and the Sonoma Valley to San Francisco in 2003 due to low ridership.
     
  2. As an alternative, Sonoma County Transit (SCT) initiated alternate service by providing GGT passengers with local bus connections to and from San Francisco and by allowing those riders to purchase a discounted inter-operator fare media, the Sonoma SuperPass (Pass), at a cost that reflected the former GGT fare for direct service.
     
  3. SCT informed the District that the Sonoma SuperPass was discontinued at the end of June, 2009, due to the low sales.
     
  4. District staff is recommending that, in lieu of the Sonoma SuperPass, a $1.00 credit for adults and $.50 transfer credit for youth, seniors and persons with disabilities, be established for all transfers made from SCT and Santa Rosa CityBus to Golden Gate Transit.
     

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT, AS FOLLOWS:

     
 
Section 1.   The Board hereby establishes a reciprocal transfer arrangement whereby Golden Gate Transit riders will receive a credit of $1.00 for adults, or $.50 for youth, seniors and persons with disabilities, for all transfers made from SCT and Santa Rosa CityBus to Golden Gate Transit.
     
 
Section 2.   Section III, “GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT - BUS AND FERRY SYSTEMS,” D. “DISCOUNT FARES AND TRANSFERS,” Subsection 2., “INTEROPERATOR TRANSFERS,” Paragraph “b.,” of Master Ordinance 2009, is amended, by adding “Santa Rosa CityBus” to that paragraph, to read in its entirety, as follows:
     
    "b.

Passengers presenting a valid transfer from Petaluma Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus or Sonoma County Transit within the City of Petaluma will be granted credit toward the payment of cash fare on Golden Gate Transit bus service in the amount of $1.00 for adults, or 50 cents for Youth, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.”

       
 
Section 3.   Section III, “GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT - BUS AND FERRY SYSTEMS,” D. “DISCOUNT FARES AND TRANSFERS,” Subsection 2., “INTEROPERATOR TRANSFERS,” of Master Ordinance 2009, is amended, by deleting Paragraph “c.” in its entirety.
   
 
Section 4.   Section III, “GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT - BUS AND FERRY SYSTEMS,” D. “DISCOUNT FARES AND TRANSFERS,” Subsection 2., “INTEROPERATOR TRANSFERS,” of Master Ordinance 2009, is amended, by reflecting Paragraph “d.” as Paragraph “c.”.
   
  Section 5.   The effective date of this Ordinance shall be effective August 14, 2009.
   
  ADOPTED this 14th day of August 2009, by the following vote of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors:
       
AYES (16): Directors Brown, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, McGlashan, Moylan, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sanders, Snyder and Stroeh; Second Vice President Eddie; First Vice President Reilly; and President Boro
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Dufty, Kerns and Sobel
     

s/ Albert J. Boro
President of the Board of Directors

ATTEST:
s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District