Posted October 26, 2011

Public Workshop Planned to Discuss Elimination of Route 72F

Wednesday, November 16, 6 pm - 8 pm

Beverly C. Wilson Hall, Petaluma Fairgrounds

Golden Gate Transit staff will hold a Public Workshop on Wednesday, November 16 from 6 pm to 8pm to discuss the elimination of Route 72F, effective March 2012, due to low ridership. At the workshop, staff will discuss transit alternatives for affected customers. The workshop will take place at Beverly C. Wilson Hall at the Petaluma Fairgrounds in Petaluma.

These changes include the elimination of one southbound trip (departing 6:10 am from Piner & Industrial in Santa Rosa) and one northbound trip (departing 5:10 pm from SF Financial District) and the conversion of one southbound trip (departing 5:01 am from Piner & Industrial in Santa Rosa) and one northbound trip (departing 6:05 pm from SF Financial District) to Route 72 trips.

Transit Alternatives to Route 72F

Southbound

 

If you normally take this trip:
And you’re traveling from:
Alternative 1
(approximate trip times)
Alternative 2
(approximate trip times)
5:01 am
(from Santa Rosa)
Santa Rosa
Route 72 @ 5:01 am
--
Rohnert Park
Route 72 @ 5:33 am
--
Petaluma
Route 74 @ 5:50 am
(@ 4th & C Streets)
Route 76 @ 5:45 am
(@ Lakeville Hwy P&R)
6:10 am
(from Santa Rosa)
Santa Rosa
Route 72X @ 6:16 am
--
Rohnert Park
Route 72X @ 6:33 am
--
Cotati
Route 72X @ 6:33 am
(@ Rohnert Park Exp P&R)
Route 101 @ 5:59 am
Petaluma
Route 74 @ 6:40 am
(@ 4th & C Streets)
Route 76 @ 6:46 am
(@ Lakeville Hwy P&R)

 

Northbound

 

If you normally take this trip:
And you’re traveling to:

Alternative 1

(approximate trip times)

Alternative 2

(approximate trip times)

5:10 pm
(from SF Financial District)
Petaluma
Route 74 @ 5:14 pm
(to 4th & C Streets)
Route 76 @ 5:12 pm
(to Lakeville Hwy P&R)
Cotati
Route 72X @ 5:07 pm
(to Rohnert Park Exp P&R)
Route 101 @ 5:11 pm
(from Mission Street)
Rohnert Park
Route 72X @ 5:07 pm
--
Santa Rosa
Route 72X @ 5:07 pm
--
6:05 pm
(from SF Financial District)
Petaluma
Route 74 @ 5:44 pm OR 6:44 pm
(to 4th & C Streets)
Route 76 @ 5:40 pm
(to Lakeville Hwy P&R)
Rohnert Park
Route 72 @ 6:05 pm
--
Santa Rosa
Route 72 @ 6:05 pm
--

 

History of Route 72F

 

September 14, 2009 Route 72F introduced as a demonstration route to boost ridership in Cotati, with two southbound and two northbound trips serving park-and-ride lots in Rohnert Park, Cotati, and Petaluma. Route 72F buses assigned high-capacity MCI coaches equipped with free Wi-Fi.
   
March 14, 2010 One Route 72 trip converted to Route 72F trip.
   
September 12, 2010 One northbound trip cancelled due to low ridership.
   
June 12, 2011 One southbound trip re-routed from Cotati to Roberts Lake park-and-ride lot due to low ridership and as requested by passengers.
   
November 16, 2011 Route 72F Public Workshop held to discuss changes and GGT service alternatives.
   
March 12, 2012 Elimination of one southbound Route 72F trip and one northbound Route 72F trip, and conversion to Route 72 trips of one southbound Route 72F trip and one northbound Route 72F trip.
   



Input and Suggestions are Welcome

We welcome input and suggestion.

  • Speak to a staff member at the Workshop about service alteratives
  • Feedback on alternative service, including specific trip times and bus stop conditions, is welcome: