Updated December 5, 2013
Posted August 15, 2013

Hop Aboard The Wave - a FREE Shuttle from Fairfax to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal during Commute Hours

Enjoy Hassle-Free Drop-Off with No More Hunting for a Parking Space! Be a Part of The Wave Phenomenon!

Since September 3, 2013, residents along Sir Francis Drake Blvd. between Fairfax and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal began catching The Wave - a FREE Larkspur Ferry Shuttle!

Each weekday, The Wave serves ALL Larkspur Ferry departures between 6:35 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. The shuttle returns to Fairfax from the Larkspur Terminal for the afternoon commute arrivals between 4:05 pm to 6:55 pm. The Wave Larkspur Ferry Shuttle is FREE for Larkspur Ferry customers. All other passengers are subject to local fares.

The Wave shuttle (Route 25 in publications and online) operates along Sir Francis Drake Blvd., serving all stops between the Manor bus stop in west Fairfax and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal at 101 East Sir Francisco Drake Blvd. Click here for Route 25 bus schedule.

Fare Information: The Wave is FREE for Ferry customers. Customers can pay their transbay fare (cash or Clipper) when they board the shuttle. Cash customers will be issued a transbay transfer which should be presented to a Terminal Assistant at the Larkspur fare gate; Clipper users will need to tag on and off the bus and then tag on at the Ferry fare gate as well. Local riders of the shuttle (customers not transferring to a departing Ferry) must pay their local bus fare using cash or a Clipper card.

Why The Wave Shuttle Now? To assist in alleviating the Larkspur Terminal parking lot which reaches capacity by 8:30 am on weekdays, passengers were asked in a recent survey if they would consider riding a free shuttle. 51% of respondents indicated that they would. The largest number of positive responses came from passengers originating in the Ross Valley communities of Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, Kentfield, and Greenbrae. The Wave is being implemented as a demonstration project for a nine-month trial basis through June 2014.

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The Wave Schedule

 

Ridership

The Wave
A.M. arrivals at LFT
Tue.,
9/3
DAY 1

Wed.,
9/4

Thu.,
9/5
Fri.,
9/6
Mon.,
9/9
Tue.,
9/10
Wed.,
9/11
Thu.,
9/12
Fri.,
9/13
Trip 1
6:25am
0
4
4
3
0
1 2 4
0
Trip 2
6:50am
1
2
6
5
2
6 4 3
1
Trip 3
7:20am
0
3
2
2
3
1 6 2
2
Trip 4
7:40am
3
2
6
2
7
5 2 4
3
Trip 5
8:10am
8
10
9
6
9
8 15 18
11
TOTAL RIDERS
12
21
27
18
21
21 29 31
17

 

The Wave
P.M. departures from LFT
Tue.,
9/3
DAY 1

Wed.,
9/4

Thu.,
9/5
Fri.,
9/6
Mon.,
9/9
Tue.,
9/10
Wed.,
9/11
Thu.,
9/12
Fri.,
9/13
Trip 1
4:10pm
1
3
1
0
2
4 3
3
7
Trip 2
5:00pm
5
8
11
10
8
5 22
14
15
Trip 3
5:35pm
12
4
10
10
2
12 11
12
13
Trip 4
6:10pm
7
7
7
8
8
6 11
12
4
Trip 5
6:30pm
10
9
9
12
12
16 9
7
16
Trip 6
7:00pm
4
7
8
8
9
11 12
10
7
TOTAL RIDERS
39
38
46
48
41
54 68
58
62

 

News Coverage

November 6, 2013, Ross Valley Reporter, San Anselmo News, Ross Valley residents ‘Catch the Wave’
September 11, 2013, Twin Cities Times: Ferry commuters begin riding "The Wave"
September 10, 2013, Marin IJ: Editorial: Ferry shuttles an answer to Larkspur terminal parking jam
September 9, 2013, San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch: Free Ferry Shuttle Sees Ridership Slowly Increase
September 3, 2013, Marin IJ: Shuttle to Larkspur ferry debuts, fails to attract crowd
September 3, 2013, San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch: Free Shuttle for Ross Valley Ferry Riders Begins