Transportation

New GGT schedule cuts Route 80, but more could be done

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In GGT’s quarterly schedule adjustment, the agency will do as it planned this past summer and cut the long-suffering Route 80, a plodding local bus route that stopped at every bus stop from San Francisco to Santa Rosa. However, Highway 101 service could use more tweaks to better integrate Route 71 and other lines south […]

Transportation

Missing buses continue on GGT

From GGT

Despite promises to the contrary, Golden Gate Transit’s personnel woes have continued. Despite yet another opportunity to make their schedule match their personnel for a second time, GGT cancelled a run of Route 54 on Friday and another on Monday. What started as a headache is fast becoming a glaring indictment of […]

Transportation

New service comes to GGT today, but nothing restored

Image from Golden Gate Transit.

The latest schedule adjustment to GGT’s buses goes into effect today, and it offers mixed news for commuters. While GGT did expand service between San Francisco and Sonoma on the 101X, service cuts from earlier this summer remain in effect. In short, this adjustment is somewhat of a wash.

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Transportation

GGT permanently cancels runs to save face

The GGT service meltdown might be over

In answer to their ongoing driver shortage and attendant bus run cancellations, Golden Gate Transit (GGT) declared it would cancel 4 runs in the morning and 4 in the evening until the shortage is resolved. It’s welcome, but not enough to restore faith in the agency.

The […]

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Boost connectivity with integrated scheduling

Easy train access from the Sausalito Ferry.

The principal problem with Larkspur Ferry parking is really that it has poor connections to other modes, especially bus. Though there used to be a shuttle system in place, it didn’t do well and was cut years ago. While the Wave has taken a step toward reintroducing […]

Transportation

Options floated for toll hikes on the Bridge

by Stephen Woods, on Flickr

At long last, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District (GGBHTD) will be hiking tolls. While this is a good thing for the North Bay’s transportation system, the rationale shows that GGBHTD still doesn’t understand its opportunities or how to plan for a better transportation system.

The toll […]

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More frequency or bigger buses for commuters?

A new GGT MCI D4500CT commuter bus. Image from Wikipedia

Golden Gate Transit’s (GGT) Route 72X and other commuter buses are packed, and their ridership is rising, up 3% this year. With tolls set to increase on the Golden Gate Bridge, the problem could get even worse. While more transit riders is a good […]

Transportation

A new 101 map for a revised system

In case you missed it, Marin Transit, in partnership with Golden Gate Transit, has made some changes to Marin’s bus system. The changes to existing routes saved enough money that they were able to add about 15,000 more service-hours to the system, meaning people around the county have better transit.

The changes inspired a second […]

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When transit affordability and convenience are at odds

by on2wheelz, on Flickr

Last week, a Marin IJ editorial on pricing ferry parking took a cautious note. “The bridge board needs to maintain a focus on keeping the ferry affordable to all and a convenient and dependable way to get to and from work.” The IJ is concerned that charging for parking will […]

Transportation

Proposed Marin Transit signage a step forward

Bus stop signage is an important part of the transit landscape. It can offer a window into the often-opaque routes and numbers that can mislead or confuse inexperienced riders. To help make Marin Transit stops more accessible to the casual rider, MT has proposed a new set of signs for its shuttle stops, and the […]