May 12, 2009

GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT BUS SERVICE CHANGES

EFFECTIVE JUNE 14 & JUNE 15, 2009

Four times a year Golden Gate Transit (GGT) makes adjustment to its services to improve efficiencies. The following are the highlights for the changes that are effective either Sunday, June 14 or Monday June 15, depending on the Route.

  1. Due to the recent opening of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes through central San Rafael, GGT Routes 38, 44, 54, 56, 58, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 80 will have time adjustments made to their schedules to reflect the reduction in travel time through San Rafael. The travel time savings are estimated at about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the time of day and the trip being made.
  1. Monday, June 15, NEW Route 101 Express service begins and operates on weekdays only. Route 101 service is being added to assist in reducing travel time for customers on trips destined for or originating in northern Marin and Sonoma counties. The travel time savings are estimated at about 20 to 40 minutes depending on the time of day and the trip being made.
 

Route 101 will operate in place of the Route 80 on weekdays only from about 6 am to 7 pm. Route 101 will serve the same stops as Route 80 between Santa Rosa and Novato at the DeLong stop on Highway 101. It will then run express service to San Francisco, stopping only at San Rafael Transit Center and the Spencer Avenue stop on Highway 101. Within San Francisco, Route 101 will serve the same stops as Route 80. For service to Marin City or to other Highway 101 bus stops, passengers must take Route 70 or 71 – transfer at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Rafael Transit Center or Novato (Redwood and Grant).

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(click here for a colorful map showing route alignment and descriptions)

  1. Sunday, June 14, Route 10 will no longer serve Geary Blvd. in San Francisco. Instead, Route 10 will operate on Lombard Street/Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco like the Route 70 and 80 currently operate. Route 10 will continue to serve Sausalito and Marin City. Starting on June 14, all Route 10 trips will also be extended to Manzanita Parking lot in Mill Valley, and all trips not serving Tam Valley will continue to Strawberry via Highway 101, serving the Seminary pad stop, and Tiburon Wye stops on Tiburon Blvd (not the freeway pad stops).

NEW Route 92 will provide service to Geary Blvd. during weekday commute times only. Passengers may also access Geary Blvd. via Muni Route 28 (Daly City BART) and transfer to Muni Route 38 at Park Presidio and Geary Blvd. Muni fare is required.

  1. Monday, June 15, Route 26/27 serving Sleepy Hollow, San Anselmo, San Rafael and San Francisco will have several morning southbound trips adjusted to operate 5 minutes earlier to improve connections with Route 93 at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza.
  1. Monday, June 15, Route 4 serving Mill Valley and San Francisco will have an added northbound evening trip that departs San Francisco Financial District at 8 pm, and will make stops through Sausalito. Further, northbound trips at 2:26 pm and 6:59 pm will also operate through Sausalito.

The last morning commute southbound Route 4 trip which departs Manzanita Parking Lot in Mill Valley at 9:30 am will be canceled and a Route 92 trip departing Manzanita at 9:31 am will provide alternate service.

  1. Monday, June 15, Route 93 serving the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, Van Ness Ave and the San Francisco Civic Center will have ONE morning southbound trip added at 8:30 am.

The new June schedules are available online now and the new edition of the Bus & Ferry Transit Guide will be available by May 29, 2009.

For more information and trip planning, call 511 and say “Golden Gate Transit”, use 711 for TDD, or visit www.goldengate.org.