January 29, 2015

Public Hearing Set to Receive Public Comments on Proposed Changes to District Policy Regarding Qualifying Age Limits for Youth Discount Fares
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The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) will hold a Public Hearing at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015, to receive comments on a proposal to change the District's policy on qualifying age limits for youth fares. The Public Hearing will take place in the Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza in San Francisco, CA.

For many years, the District has provided discounts to youth ages 6 through 18, and waived fares for children ages 5 and under (when accompanied by an adult). The proposed change would affect the District’s bus and ferry customers traveling with children between ages 5 and 6 years, and would charge this age group the appropriate youth fare.

Read the related staff report HERE.

Background

In an effort to coordinate the eligibility age for youth discount fares throughout the Bay Area, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) regional Clipper coordination initiative (MTC Resolution No. 3866, MTC’s Transit Coordination Implementation Plan) endorsed a recommendation that all participating operators, including Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry, move towards a consistent standard for youth fares, which encompasses ages 5 through 18.

How to Comment

The public may comment as follows:

  • Attend the Public Hearing on Thursday, February 19
  • Email comments to publichearing@goldengate.org
  • Mail comments to Amorette Ko-Wong, Secretary of the District, PO Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA 94129

Comments are due by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Trip Planning / Customer Service

For trip planning assistance to the Public Hearing, use the 511 Transit Trip Planner at www.goldengate.org or call 511 (say "Golden Gate Transit," then "operator" to bypass recorded messages)/TDD 711.

The Golden Gate Customer Service Center is open weekdays from 7am to 6pm.