May 2013

Read May 17, 2013 Marin IJ Editorial

Golden Gate Ferry Adopts Vision Plan

Short-Term and Long-Term Solutions Explored to Increase Ridership Capacity on Vessels and Provide Parking Options

On May 10, 2013, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors approved a Strategic Vision (Vision) for Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry. The Vision is essentially a road map of possible short-term and long-term solutions aimed at alleviating the current lack of sufficient parking and lack of passenger capacity on several weekday peak departures, while also continuing the recent trend in growing ridership. Before any given item in the Vision is implemented, further analysis, costing, and public input are needed. Read the Ferry Vision staff report here and presentation here.

In the coming months, the focus will be on several short-term and long-term solutions, such as adding ferry service in the peak morning hours, a pilot program to add a shuttle to the Larkspur Terminal from the high ridership Ross Valley corridor which would be linked to exploring options for paid parking, and more.

We look forward to reaching out to our customers as we begin this important dialogue and keeping you updated along the way. We encourage you to follow the Vision Plan as it progresses on our Ferry Vision page.