GGT's Routing Changes South of Market Street, Effective Sunday, February 23, 2014

NEW shuttle Route 91 will bring customers between our new bus lot and the 7th/8th and Folsom area

Effective Sunday, February 23, 2014, Golden Gate Transit (GGT) will change its routing south of Market Street in San Francisco. And beginning Monday, February 24, GGT will operate a new shuttle Route 91 between our new bus lot (on Perry Street between 3rd and 4th Streets) to the Folsom and 7th/8th Street area. This shuttle will operate from the 4th & Folsom stop directly to 8th & Folsom stop every 20 minutes between 7:40am and 9:20am (extended to 9:40am, effective March 10!) and will operate from the Folsom & 7th stop directly to the Perry & 3rd stop every 20 minutes between 3:30pm and 6:30pm (extended to 3:10pm, effective March 10!). The shuttle is free.

The South of Market Street routing change impacts bus riders who begin/end their trip west of 4th Street. Route and customer impacts include the following:

  • Commute routes (Routes 2, 4, 8, 18, 24, 27, 38, 44, 54, 56, 58, 72, 72X, 74, 76, 97): Routes will NO LONGER operate on Howard Street between 4th and 8th Streets (morning) or on Folsom Street between 3rd and 7th Streets (afternoon). ALL trips will begin at Perry & 3rd and end at Perry & 4th (pending completion of construction - until that time, the last stop is 4th & Folsom). Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, alternate service to 8th & Folsom (in the morning) and from Folsom & 7th (in the evening) is available on GGT shuttle Route 91. Click HERE for more information.
  • Basic routes (Routes 10, 70, 80, 101, 101X): Routes will NO LONGER operate on Howard Street or Folsom Street. ALL trips will begin/end at Main & Folsom and operate along Mission Street. Click HERE for more information.
  • Routes 92 & 93 and northbound Civic Center Route 54: Southbound Routes 92 & 93 will NO LONGER operate on Howard Street. Instead, buses will stay on Mission Street to 4th Street and end at Perry & 4th (pending completion of construction - until that time, the last stop is 4th & Folsom). Northbound Routes 92 & 93 and Civic Center Route 54 will begin at Perry & 3rd and operate on Howard Street to 7th & Market. Northbound routing after 7th & Market remains unchanged. Click HERE for more information.

This change also impacts GGT's quarterly Spring sign-up date – when schedules are adjusted to improve running times and system efficiency. The sign-up date moves from the second Sunday in March to Sunday, February 23. Schedules will remain in effect through June 7, 2014.

GGT strongly suggests customers who ride GGT buses south of Market Street to pay close attention to individual routes and inbound/outbound stops as these may change after February 23. Customers are reminded to stay informed by signing up for email and text alerts and by following us on Facebook and Twitter!

Please refer to the map below and also to this customer handout (note: handout does not include Route 91 shuttle info).

Commute Service to Financial District (Routes 2, 4, 8, 18, 24, 27, 38, 44, 54, 56, 58, 72, 72X, 74, 76, and 97): Routes will NO LONGER operate on Howard Street between 4th and 8th Streets or on Folsom Street between 3rd and 7th Streets. All trips will begin at Perry & 3rd and end at Perry & 4th (pending completion of construction - until that time, end point is 4th & Folsom). Alternate service TO 8th & Folsom (in the AM) and FROM Folsom & 7th (in the PM) is available on GGT Route 91.

Southbound stops NO LONGER SERVED:

  • Howard & 4th
  • Howard & 6th

Southbound service CHANGE:

  • No direct service to 8th & Folsom. Commute route customers must transfer at 4th & Folsom to shuttle Route 91 for continuing service to 8th & Folsom. (NEW)

 

ALTERNATE southbound stops:

  • Exit at 4th & Folsom (NEW GGT stop)
  • Exit at Howard & New Montgomery

ALTERNATE southbound service:

  • NEW: Transfer to shuttle Route 91 at 4th & Folsom for continuing service to 8th & Folsom
  • Transfer at the GGB Toll Plaza to Route 10, 70, 80, 92, 93, or 101 and exit on Mission Street

Northbound service CHANGE:

  • No direct service from Folsom & 7th stop. Customers must board shuttle Route 91 at Folsom & 7th and transfer at Perry & 3rd for continuing service on all commute routes (NEW)

ALTERNATE northbound stops:

  • NEW: Board shuttle Route 91 at Folsom & 7th and transfer at Perry & 3rd for continuing service to all commute routes

ALTERNATE northbound service:

  • Board commute route at Perry & 3rd (NEW GGT stop)
  • Board commute route at Folsom & 2nd
  • Board Route 93 at Howard & 6th and transfer at Richardson & Francisco
  • Board Route 10, 70, 80, or 101 at Mission & Mint or 7th & Market and transfer at Richardson & Francisco

 

Basic Service (Routes 10, 70, 80, 101, 101X): Routes will NO LONGER operate on Howard Street or Folsom Street. ALL trips will begin and end at Main & Folsom and operate along Mission Street.

Southbound stops NO LONGER SERVED:

  • Howard & Fremont
  • Howard & New Montgomery
  • Howard & 4th
  • Howard & 6th
  • 8th & Folsom

ALTERNATE southbound stops:

  • Exit at Main & Folsom
  • Exit along Mission Street (Mission & 8th, Mission & 7th, Mission & 5th, Mission & 4th, Mission & 3rd, Mission & 2nd, Mission & 1st)

Northbound stops NO LONGER SERVED:

  • Folsom & 2nd
  • Folsom & 7th

ALTERNATE northbound stops:

  • Board at Main & Folsom
  • Board at 7th & Market
  • Board at stops along Mission Street (Mission & 1st, Missoin & 2nd, Mission & 3rd, Mission between 5th and Mint)

 

Routes 92 & 93 and northbound Civic Center Route 54: Southbound Routes 92 & 93 will NO LONGER operate on Howard Street. Instead, buses will stay on Mission Street to 4th Street and end at Perry & 4th (pending completion of construction - until that time, end point is 4th & Folsom). Northbound Routes 92 & 93 and Civic Center Route 54 will begin at Perry & 3rd and operate on Howard Street to 7th & Market. Northbound routing after 7th & Market remains unchanged.

Southbound service change:

  • No direct service to 8th & Folsom. Customers must transfer at 4th & Folsom to shuttle Route 91 for continuing service to 8th & Folsom. (NEW)

ALTERNATE southbound stops/service:

  • Exit at 4th & Folsom (NEW GGT stop)
  • Exit at Mission & 5th
  • Exit at Mission & 7th
  • Exit at Mission & 8th

ALL Northbound stops will continue to be served.

ALTERNATE northbound stops:

  • Board at Perry & 3rd (NEW GGT stop)
  • Board at  Howard & 4th
  • Board at Howard & 6th

Quarterly schedule adjustments

  • Routes 4, 18, 24, 25, 76 – Schedules adjusted up to seven minutes to improve connections and running times.
  • Route 10 – Weekend schedules will be revised to improve connections with Route 70 in Marin City.
  • Route 27 – Southbound 6:21 am trip will no longer serve Spencer Ave Bus Pad.
  • Route 28 – Route replaced with Community Shuttle Route 228 (visit Marin Transit website).
  • Route 70
    • Northbound weekend 12:43 am trip will no longer serve Sausalito (Bridgeway) and will begin at Main & Folsom at 12:23 am.
    • Northbound weekday trips at (SRTC times) 9:10 am, 9:40 am, 10:10 am, 10:40 am, 11:40 am, 10:40 pm, and 2:25 am will be cancelled.
    • Northbound weekend trips at (SRTC times) 11:10 am, 6:40 pm, 11:25 pm, and 2:25 am will be cancelled.
    • Southbound weekend trip at (SRTC time) 4:15 pm will be cancelled.
    • Southbound weekday trips at (SRTC times) 4:00 am, 4:30 am, and 2:30 pm will be added.
    • Northbound weekday trips at (SRTC times) 7:55 pm, 8:10 pm, and 1:25 am will be added.
    • Southbound weekend trips at (SRTC times) 4:00 am, 3:45 pm, and 8:15 pm will be added.
    • Northbound weekend trips at (SRTC times) 9:40 am, 10:40 am, 11:40 am, 11:10 pm, and 1:25 am will be added.
    • Running time revisions.
  • Route 72 – Stop at 7th & Market will no longer be served. Alternate service to the SF Civic Center is available on Routes 70 or 80 (transfer at the GGB Toll Plaza).
  • Route 74 – Southbound trips trip will be adjusted up to 15 minutes earlier.
  • Route 80 – Weekend southbound 3:47 am and 4:44 pm trips will no longer serve Sausalito (Bridgeway). Alternate weekend afternoon service is available on Route 10 (transfer at Marin City).
  • Route 101 – Weekday and weekend running time revisions.
  • Community Shuttle Route 233 – Southbound weekend trip at 7:24 am will be added (visit Marin Transit website).

For trip planning assistance, please call our Customer Service Center at 511 (say "Golden Gate Transit," then "operator" to bypass recorded messages)/TDD 711. CSC hours are 7am to 6pm on weekdays.

Additional Information

For the past ten years, GGT has leased a parking lot at 8th & Folsom in San Francisco. This lot allows buses to layover during the midday, thereby saving on operating costs by not having to bring buses back to Marin County, and then back to San Francisco for the afternoon commute. The lease at the 8th & Folsom facility is up on March 1, 2014. GGT was able to secure a new bus parking location between 3rd and 4th Streets and Stillman and Perry Streets. The new parking location is closer to the San Francisco Financial District and thus lowers our operating costs with the improved proximity. To operate commute service from the new location to the 7th/8th and Folsom area is cost prohibitive.