Golden Gate Transit Statistics

Operating Statistics  |  Monthly Ridership  |  History of Transit Fare Increases

 

Annual Operating Statistics for Golden Gate Transit Bus System

Fiscal Year

(ending June 30)

Annual Bus Ridership

(not including Club Bus)

Average Bus Ridership Average Peak Period Bus Ridership Across Golden Gate Bridge
Weekday Saturday Sunday A.M. A.M. & P.M.
FY 2013
6,627,935 22,173 9,992 8,282 4,123 8,104
FY 2012
6,671,990 22,111 10,538 8,429 3,990 7,873
FY 2011
6,566,752 21,766 10,295 8,285 3,713 7,380
FY 2010
6,514,044 21,691 10,317 7,931 3,666 7,322
FY 2009
7,159,354 23,965 11,040 8,443 4,322 8,615
FY 2008
7,373,405 24,553 11,397 9,072 4,491 8,872
FY 2007
7,213,406 24,109 11,326 8,703 4,297 8,411
FY 2006
7,433,687 24,986 11,001 8,730 4,494 8,871
FY 2005
7,544,951 25,599 10,851 8,156 4,684 9,180
FY 2004
7,937,996 26,863 11,115 8,645 5,178 10,036
FY 2003
8,469,879 28,487 12,878 9,832 5,740 11,134
FY 2002
8,937,802 30,370 12,616 9,968 4,430 8,427
FY 2001
9,522,663 32,475 13,001 10,465 5,678 11,017
FY 2000
9,530,680 32,614 - - - 10,273

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%.