Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry
Update on Possible Solutions for
Overcrowding on 7:50 am Departure

Since the customer workshop held in early September, the Golden Gate Ferry has been evaluating a number of possible solutions available to solve the overcrowding of the 7:50AM Larkspur departure. On November 4, our Board of
Directors directed staff to continue our efforts with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to increase the capacity of the Del Norte and thereby provide some additional seating.

While we await the USCG decision, beginning Monday, November 22, 2004, we will provide a bus that will depart every weekday morning from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal at 7:50AM and go directly to the San Francisco financial
district serving Golden Gate Transit bus stops along Battery and First Streets. This service will continue through the end of the year and may be extended if necessary.

Fare for the "back-up" bus will be handled on the bus with the exception of Translink customers. Translink customers will need to "tag" the Card Interface Device ("CID") next to the Ticket Booth at Larkspur. When boarding the bus, customers should show the Bus Operator their Translink card, and let the Bus Operator know that they tagged on at the Ticket booth.

We will keep you informed regarding our efforts to increase the capacity of the Del Norte. If we do not receive approval for this increase, we will once again consider other options that add service, but will require an increase in fares.


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