Posted December 21, 2015

Public Asked to Comment on Proposed Golden Gate Ferry and
Golden Gate Transit Bus Service Changes in Tiburon

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) welcomes public comments on proposed Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit bus service changes in Tiburon. Public comment is open from Friday, December 18, 2015, through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016.

Open House & Public Hearing (Outreach materials - English & Español)

  • Open House: Wednesday, January 20, 2016; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; Belvedere-Tiburon Library Founders Room, 1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon
  • Public Hearing: Thursday, January 21, 2016; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; Belvedere-Tiburon Library Founders Room, 1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon

Proposed Ferry Changes

The District is considering a proposal to begin running ferry commute service, which is currently provided by Blue & Gold Fleet. Blue & Gold has indicated they would like to stop providing commute service due to aging equipment and rising costs, and have requested Golden Gate Ferry consider taking over their commute operations. Golden Gate Ferry is currently exploring the possibility through studying costs, fleet capabilities, accessibility considerations, fare collection technology, labor issues, and more. The current ferry commute service makes 200,000 passenger trips per year, which reduces congestion on the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway 101 corridor.

Proposed Bus Changes

The District is considering a proposal to eliminate Golden Gate Transit Route 8. This route has been identified as a low performing route for several years. Ridership has declined to the point where only three daily trips remain. Ridership on the Tiburon Peninsula does not meet minimum performance standards, and average ridership for the entire route struggles to meet standards even when augmented by customers who board along U.S. Highway 101. Tiburon residents may instead use the local service provided by Marin Transit’s Route 219 or 219F to reach other GGT service operating along the Highway 101 corridor or the Tiburon Ferry service. Route 219/219F has enough capacity to provide replacement service within Tiburon.

Staff Reports

Reports regarding these proposals may be obtained from the Secretary of the District, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA, 94129-0601, at www.goldengate.org/board/2016/mtgs-public-h.php, or by email at districtsecretary@goldengate.org, by phone at (415) 923-2223, by fax at 415-923-2013, or by using TDD California Relay Service at 711.

Ways to Comment

Public comments will be received as follows:

  • In person at the open house and public hearing
  • In writing to the Secretary of the District at the above address
  • By email publichearing@goldengate.org.

Written comments should be received no later than Friday, January 22, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

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 email or written a letter. All comments received through the above methods will be considered in the final recommendations. Once again, public comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on January 22nd, 2016 in order to be considered.

More Information

For more information, please contact:

Priya David Clemens
Public Information Manager
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District
pclemens@goldengate.org