LAST CHANCE TO SWAP FERRY DISCOUNT BOOKS IS JAN. 21
Commuters Must Switch to TransLink to Receive Discounts — Tickets no longer valid after Jan. 31, 2009
Late last year the Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors voted to eliminate the “Frequent Ferry Rider” discount ticket books, and to transition to TransLink® smartcards as the method for buying discount tickets. They approved a 31-day grace period following the end of the year for us all to use any remaining Frequent Ferry Rider tickets.
Can you hear the sound of us rummaging in purses and briefcases to see how much money we have tied up in a whole new kind of “worthless paper?”
Translink has been in use as a discount method on the Sausalito Ferry to San Francisco since September 2007. About 25% of all ferry customers now use TransLink.
Also, Commuter Check recently launched an “e-voucher” solution, now making it easier for customers to apply tax-free benefits electronically from an employer directly to a TransLink card. Golden Gate Transit buses also accept TransLink.
Ferry Fares: Sausalito Ferry adult cash fare is $7.45 and TransLink (and Frequent Rider Ticket) fare is $4.00 or a $3.45 discount off the adult cash fare or a discount of 46%.
Free TransLink cards will be distributed to customers with Frequent Ferry Rider discount ticket books at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal, from 3pm to 7pm on:
Thursday, January 8
Wednesday, January 21
The District website has more information about the transition.
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