Posted April 12, 2016

Golden Gate Considers Extension of Current Transit Credit to Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART)

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District Board of Directors (Board) will consider extending an existing transfer credit it has with three Sonoma County bus operators (Sonoma County Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus, and Petaluma Transit) to passengers transferring from Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) trains to Golden Gate Transit (GGT) and Golden Gate Ferry (GGF). The proposal is going before the Board's Finance-Auditing Committee on Thursday, April 22, 2016, and, if approved, the transfer credit would take effect when SMART train service begins later in 2016.

The proposal is being made in the interest of encouraging inter-operator transfers and establishing continuity with other transit fare programs in the corridor.

The transfer credit would be $1.50 for adult riders and $0.75 for youth, senior, and disabled riders. Because fare payment on SMART will be solely based on the Clipper fare card payment system, these transfer credits will only be available within the Clipper environment.

To comment on this proposal, please email or call 511/TDD 711 and say "Golden Gate Transit." All comments are due by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The Golden Gate Customer Service Center is open weekdays from 7am to 6pm.