GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT


ORDINANCE NO. 2009-06


AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND MASTER ORDINANCE 2009, AS AMENDED,
TO APPROVE CHANGES TO THE FARE COORDINATION AGREEMENT WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
TO PROVIDE FOR A RECIPROCAL 50-CENT TRANSLINK® TRANSFER CREDIT
FOR ADULT FARES

November 20, 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 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) notified the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) that the SFMTA will be discontinuing their present practice of providing free round-trip San Francisco MUNI tickets to Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit adult riders, effective January 1, 2010.
   
  2.
With this new arrangement, there will be a 50-cent transfer credit, when using TransLink®, for Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit adult fares, when passengers are transferring to San Francisco MUNI; and, there will be no transfer credit on fares for youth, seniors and persons with disabilities, as a result of their already-discounted 75-cent San Francisco MUNI fare.
   
  3.
SFMTA, after reviewing all its existing Inter-Agency Transfer Agreements, is taking this action in order to create a more equitable and consistent across-the-board policy with all operators who link with San Francisco MUNI.
   
  4.
To reciprocate with the SFMTA, the District will provide a 50-cent transfer credit on adult fares for passengers when using TransLink® and transferring from San Francisco MUNI to Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit, and consistent with District policy on providing transfer credits to already-discounted passenger categories in proportion to the adult fare discount of 50%, the District will provide a 25-cent transfer credit on fares for youth, seniors and persons with disabilities.
     

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

     
 
Section 2.   Section III, “GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT - BUS AND FERRY SYSTEMS,” D., “DISCOUNT FARES AND TRANSFERS,” Subsection 2., INTER-OPERATOR TRANSFERS,” of Master Ordinance 2009, is amended, by adding paragraph “d.,” as follows:
     
    "d.

Passengers presenting a valid TransLink® transfer from San Francisco MUNI will be granted credit toward the payment of a TransLink® fare on Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit in the amount of 50 cents for adults, or 25 cents for Youth, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.”

       
 
Section 3.   The effective date of this Ordinance shall be effective March 1, 2010.
   
 
ADOPTED this 20th day of November 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