Posted October 8, 2010

Read October 7 Public Hearing Report or August 6 Transportation Committee Report

 

Oct. 7, A Public Hearing was Held on Golden Gate Ferry Proposals to Change Weekday Schedules and Fares

 

Actions Taken to Date

  • August 13, 2010: Board of Directors set a Public Hearing for October on two ferry proposals
  • September 21 and 22, 2010: Open Houses from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal
  • October 7, 2010: 9:30 am Public Hearing at GGB Toll Plaza Admin Bldg and public comment period closed at 4:30 pm

 

Next Steps

  • Remainder of October 2010: Staff analyzes public comments received
  • November 18, 2010: Final recommendation regarding the two ferry proposals will go to the Transportation Committee for discussion and possible approval. The final proposals presented may be modified to reflect input from the several hundred public comments received. Public comment is welcomed at this meeting which will be held at 10am in the Board Room, GGB Toll Plaza Administration Building
  • November 19, 2010: If the Transportation Committee approves the proposals, the matter will be considered by the full Board for final approval. Public comment is welcomed at this meeting which will be held at 10am in the Board Room, GGB Toll Plaza Administration Building
  • January 1, 2011: Any changes approved are for implementation

 

What was Proposed for Public Comment at the October 7 Public Hearing?

 

Proposed Golden Gate Ferry Fare Increase

This proposal would change the Ferry Frequent Rider Discount Rate for customers using Clipper to be the same on both Golden Gate Ferry routes (Larkspur and Sausalito) at 30%, effective January 1, 2011. For comparison, frequent bus riders receive a 20% discount. The estimate for lost riders ranges between 1.66% and 3.33% (using fare elasticity methods typically used in the transit industry) result in 16,100 to 32,225 fewer annual ferry riders. Given the range in potential loss of ridership, the estimated net additional revenue is projected between $210,000 and $300,000 for the period of January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011.


Current Golden Gate Ferry One-Way Cash Fares
Larkspur and Sausalito
% Discount Off Adult Fare
Adults
$8.25
-
Senior/Disabled/Medicare/Youth (age 6-18)
$4.10
50%
Children 5 and under
FREE
100%
Clipper Card users
See below
See below

 

Frequent Rider Program Fares – Available only by Using Clipper Card
Ferry Route
Current Clipper Fare
Current Clipper Discount off Adult Cash Fare
Proposed Clipper Fare
Proposed Clipper Discount off Adult Cash Fare
Effective Proposed Fare Increase
% of Passengers using Clipper
Current Daily Weekday Ridership
Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry
$5.15
38%
$5.80
30%
+$0.65 or 12.6% fare increase
58%
4,500
Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry
$4.40
46%
$5.80
30%
+$1.40 or 31.8% fare increase
31%
1,500

 

Proposed Changes to Weekday Golden Gate Ferry Schedules

Proposed changes to the Larkspur Ferry WEEKDAY schedule are shown here: Comparison of the current and proposed WEEKDAY Larkspur Schedule (PDF)

Proposed changes to the Sausalito Ferry WEEKDAY schedule are shown here: Comparison of the current and proposed WEEKDAY Sausalito Schedule (PDF)