Golden Gate Ferry announced Wednesday that it will begin charging for parking at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal beginning Feb. 3 and have new options for payment–including using a smartphone.
San Francisco Giants fans who take the Golden Gate Ferry to AT&T Park from Larkspur will be paying more for a ticket this upcoming season.
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District officials have one of those “good problems” on their hands: their Larkspur to San Francisco ferry service is a popular one with commuters. So much so, in fact, that riders are engaging in a daily dash for parking spaces, not to mention a scramble for a seat on a boat.
The Golden Gate Bridge District is well on its way to increasing fares 5% on its ferries come July. But transit experts have said that riders will feel the real pinch several years down the road.
Fares on Golden Gate buses and ferries may go up, and free parking could disappear at the bridge district’s Larkspur lot, because of a budget shortfall.
Three afternoon runs on the Larkspur Ferry would be suspended this winter and the cost of a discounted fare on all Golden Gate ferries would go up under the latest proposal to close a budget deficit.