May 26, 2006

PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR JUNE 22, 2006

ON A PROPOSED FARE INCREASE FOR GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT

SPECIAL EVENT SERVICE TO MONSTER PARK FOR 49ers GAMES

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 9:30 am in the Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, to receive public comment on a proposal to increase special event bus fares for service to San Francisco 49ers football games at Monster Park. By District policy, special event fares are set to cover direct operating costs of the services provided. The new fares are proposed to be set at “breakeven” levels to provide sufficient fare revenues to cover operating costs of the services.

Golden Gate Transit Service

Round Trip Fares

CURRENT

FARE

PROPOSED

FARE

to/from Larkspur Ferry Terminal
$16
$19
to/from Santa Rosa Piner Terminal
$20
$23
to/from Town of Sonoma
$22
$25

Public comments will be received at the public hearing, or may be presented in writing to District Secretary, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA, 94129-0601, or by e-mail to publichearing@goldengate.org, and should be submitted no later than 4:30 pm, on June 22, 2006.

A staff report on this proposal will be available after June 15, 2006, and may be obtained from the District Secretary at 415-921-5858 (TDD California Relay Service 800-735-2929) or at http://goldengate.org/board/2006/mtgs-public-h.php.

The fare increase, if approved by the Board of Directors, following both the public hearing and the presentation of staff report with responses to public comments to the Board on July 14, 2006, would become effective on August 1, 2006.