Golden Gate Transit Statistics

Operating Statistics  |  Monthly Ridership  |  History of Transit Fare Increases

 

Annual Ridership

Fiscal Year

(Ending June 30)

Annual Ridership

(Regional Routes Only)

Annual Ridership

(Including Routes Operated for Marin Transit)

Average Daily Ridership
(Including Routes Operated for Marin Transit)
Average Weekday Ridership Across Golden Gate Bridge
Weekday Saturday Sunday/Holiday
FY 2014
3,692,851 6,384,779 21,419 9,278
7,674 8,757
FY 2013
3,615,546 6,627,935 22,173 9,992 8,282 8,569
FY 2012
3,513,639 6,671,990 22,111 10,538 8,429 8,220
FY 2011
3,409,583 6,566,752 21,766 10,295 8,285 7,665
FY 2010
3,391,832 6,514,044 21,691 10,317 7,931 7,434
FY 2009
3,956,483 7,159,354 23,965 11,040 8,443 8,614
FY 2008
4,113,275 7,373,405 24,553 11,397 9,072 8,745
FY 2007
3,999,927 7,213,406 24,109 11,326 8,703 8,244
FY 2006
4,936,689 7,433,687 24,986 11,001 8,730 8,652
FY 2005
5,296,890 7,544,951 25,599 10,851 8,156 8,940

 

Annual Ridership (Historical)

Fiscal Year

(Ending June 30)

Annual Ridership

(Including Routes Operated for Marin Transit)

Average Weekday Ridership
(Including Routes Operated for Marin Transit)
FY 2004
7,937,996
26,863
FY 2003
8,469,879
28,487
FY 2002
8,937,802
30,370
FY 2001
9,522,663
32,475
FY 2000
9,530,415
32,614
FY 1999
9,365,449
32,043
FY 1998
9,406,885
32,249
FY 1997
9,375,449
32,253
FY 1996
8,950,299
30,936
FY 1995
8,733,111
30,305
FY 1994
8,969,159
30,928
FY 1993
9,084,380
31,414

Note: Ridership data prior to FY 1993 is not available.

 

Golden Gate Transit Bus & Golden Gate Ferry Fare Increases, 1993 to present

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) operates the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Transit and Golden Ferry with four primary funding sources: Bridge tolls, transit fares, grants and contracts, and advertising/concessions. Transit fare increases assist in meeting operating expenses, which assists the District in to continuing provide its public transit services. The current target set for transit fares is that they will cover 25% of the operating costs of regional bus services and ferry fares will cover 40% of ferry operating costs. Golden Gate Transit  and Golden Gate Ferry fares have been increased as follows since 1994:

  • July 1, 1993, bus fares increased 10% specifically for travel to the East Bay and to San Francisco from Marin County.
  • July 1, 1994, bus fares increased up to 14% for travel from Sonoma and Marin counties to San Francisco.
  • July 1, 1994, the daily Sausalito Ferry adult cash fare increased from $3.75 to $4.25, and the Larkspur Ferry weekend adult cash fare increased from $3.25 to $4.25 (the Larkspur Ferry weekday adult cash fare remained at $2.50).
  • July 1, 1998, a Five-year Fare Increase Program was implemented; bus and ferry fares increased annually as follows: 10% in 1998; 3% in 1999; 4.2% in 2000; 5.5 % in 2001; 5.4% in 2002.
  • July 1, 2003, bus fares were increased by 5% and ferry fares increased from 30% to 70% to bring them into line with other ferry fares in the Bay Area as they were considerably lower.
  • July 1, 2004, bus and ferry fares increased by 10%.
  • July 1, 2005, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.
  • July 1, 2006, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.
  • July 1, 2007, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.
  • July 1, 2008, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.
  • July 1, 2009, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.
  • July 1, 2010, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.
  • January 1, 2011, Golden Gate Ferry Clipper card discount fares increased by 10%.
  • July 1, 2011, bus and ferry cash fares increased by 5%.
  • July 1, 2012, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.
  • July 1, 2013, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.
  • July 1, 2014, bus and ferry fares increased by 5%.