Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTED FOR PROPOSED REGIONAL ROUTE CHANGES AND ONE-YEAR FARE PROGRAM
(español)

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) welcomes public comments on proposed regional service route changes and a proposed one-year fare program. Public comment is open now through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016.

Regional Service Route Change Proposals: The District proposes replacing Golden Gate Transit Route 10 with a new Route 30, and also proposes to modify Route 70. The changes would provide more direct service between Marin County communities and San Francisco, particularly during midday and weekends, and improve the effective use of available Golden Gate Transit resources. For more information, please visit: http://goldengate.org/board/2016/agendas/documents/2016-0121-TransComm-No4-AuthSetPHSoMarinServChng.pdf.

One-Year Fare Program Proposal: The District proposes a one-year 4% fare increase for all bus and ferry riders, beginning July 1st. The increase is slightly less than the recent annual 5% increases implemented in our two previous five-year fare programs. The approximately $1.5 million in new revenue would help address the District’s projected $34.9 million five-year deficit. For more information, please visit: http://goldengate.org/board/2016/agendas/documents/2016-0122-FinanceComm-No6-AuthSetPH1YearFareProg.pdf.

The District will hold four open houses. Three of them (Marin City, San Rafael, and Novato) will be held in partnership with Marin Transit, as their agency is also proposing local route service changes. For information on Marin Transit’s plans, visit: http://www.marintransit.org/2016changes.

OPEN HOUSES (Outreach Materials):

(Golden Gate & Marin Transit)
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Hannah Gallery, 170 Donahue Avenue, Marin City

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato

(Golden Gate Only)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

The District will hold the following public hearings in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA.

Public Hearing for Regional Service Route Change Proposals
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9:00am

Public Hearing for One-Year Fare Program Proposal
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9:30am

There are several options for public comment and all are weighed equally. The public may:

  1. Attend an Open House or Public Hearing.
  2. E-mail publichearing@goldengate.org.
  3. Send written comments via mail to the District Secretary’s Office at: DSO, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA 94129.

Please note that all communications will be treated with equal weight, without regard to the manner in which the comments are submitted. Individuals do not have to attend the public hearing and provide testimony in person if they have commented through other means. All comments received through the above methods will be considered in the final recommendations. Public comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016.

For additional information visit goldengate.org. For transit information to these meetings, call 511 (TDD711).