June 11, 2008

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SPARE THE AIR THURSDAY, JUNE 19

FREE RIDES ON GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT ALL DAY AND ABOARD GOLDEN GATE FERRY UNTIL NOON

See Ridership Numbers for Thursday, June 19

 

Golden Gate Transit (GGT) and Golden Gate Ferry (GGF) will offer free rides on Thursday, June 19, as part of the Bay Area’s Spare the Air Free Ride Day. To promote the benefits of using public transportation, GGT will be free all day and GGF will be free until noon. The public is encouraged to plan now for their transit trip on Thursday! For trip planning assistance, visit http://www.goldengate.org or call toll free 511 (say "Golden Gate Transit," then "Operator")/TDD 711.

June 19 also coincides with the national “Dump the Pump” day (see more on this below).

The following Bay Area transit partners are also participating in the June 19 free transit incentive. Fares are being reimbursed through a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

  • AC Transit
  • ACE
  • Alameda-Harbor Bay Ferry
  • Alameda-Oakland Ferry
  • Air BART and BART
  • Benicia Breeze
  • Caltrain
  • Capitol Corridor
  • Cloverdale Transit
  • County Connection (CCCTA)
  • Dumbarton Express
  • Fairfield/Suisun Transit
  • Golden Gate Transit & Ferry (GGBHTD)
  • Healdsburg Transit
  • Wheels (LAVTA)
  • Marin County Transit
  • MUNI
  • Napa VINE
  • Petaluma Transit
  • Rio Vista Delta Breeze
  • SamTrans
  • Santa Rosa CityBus
  • Sonoma County Transit
  • Tri Delta Transit
  • Union City Transit
  • Vacaville City Coach
  • Vallejo Transit and Baylink Ferry
  • VTA
  • WestCat

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issues Spare the Air alerts when the air quality is predicted to be unhealthy. Officials encourage people to take public transportation on those days. Concerned citizens can sign up for Spare the Air email alerts on the Air District’s website: www.sparetheair.org.

GGT and GGF fares are being reimbursed through a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

 

Third Annual National Dump the Pump Day - June 19

Take Public Transportation and Beat the High Cost of Gas

On June 19, people across the country will “dump the pump” and ride public transportation on the Third Annual Dump the Pump Day. This event is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and more than 100 public transportation systems will be participating nationwide.

This year APTA has provided a calculator that will help people find out how much they can save by riding public transportation. Visit http://www.publictransportation.org to use the calculator.

The 2008 National Dump the Pump Day is a public awareness day that emphasizes how public transportation is the quickest way to beat high gas prices and it encourages people to ride a bus or train instead of driving a car. This national day also highlights public transportation as an important travel option that helps combat climate change.

 

Ridership Numbers for Thursday, June 19, 2008

Spare the Air Free Ride Day


GOLDEN GATE LARKSPUR FERRY - Modified Schedule

Depart Larkspur to
San Francisco
STA Day,
Thursday, June 19
Compared to
Thursday, May 22
5:50 am (Del Norte)
241
247
6:35 am (Spaulding)
213
235
7:10 am (Del Norte)
367
390
7:35 am (Spaulding)
267
279
8:20 am (Del Norte)
390
390
8:20 am (Spaulding)
126
49
9:15 am (Spaulding)
351
185
Subtotal for 7 peak am trips
1,955
1,775
10:10 am (Del Norte)
390
131
11:10 am (Spaulding)
550
98
11:40 am (Del Norte)
390
61
TOTAL Larkspur to San Francisco to noon
3,285
2,065
 
Depart San Francisco
to Larkspur
STA Day,
Thursday, June 19
Compared to
Thursday, May 22
6:25 am ( Del Norte)
14
8
7:20 am (Spaulding)
36
5
7:45 am ( Del Norte)
55
29
8:20 am (Spaulding)
148
11
9:10 am ( Del Norte)
266
7
9:10 am (Spaulding)
0
0
10:10 am (Spaulding)
334
6
10:55 am ( Del Norte)
289
16
12:00 pm (Spaulding)
125
21
TOTAL SF to Larkspur to noon
1,267
103
     

 

GOLDEN GATE SAUSALITO FERRY

Depart Sausalito
to San Francisco
STA Day,
Thursday, June 19
Compared to
Thursday, May 22
7:10 am
104
112
8:20 am
188
131
10:55 am
600
32
TOTAL to noon
892
275
 
Depart San Francisco
to Sausalito
STA Day,
Thursday, June 19
Compared to
Thursday, May 22
7:40 am
87
10
10:15 am
600
46
11:35 am
600
104
TOTAL to noon
1,287
160