There's a seat for everyone on Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry . On Sunday, February 4, 2024, Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry honor Rosa Parks’ birthday and Transit Equity Day. We recognize the importance of public transit to the community, environment, and the need for its accessibility to all.
Transit Equity Day was inspired by Rosa Parks, an American civil rights activist whose refusal to relinquish her seat on a public bus precipitated the 1955 –56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, which became the spark that ignited the civil rights movement in the United States. Read more about Rosa Parks here >.
Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin, who became an activist for civil rights at just 15 years old. Read more here >.
Title VI Policy
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates its programs and services without regard to race, color or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which provides that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the provision of public transit services. Read more here >.
The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is committed to ensuring that the District complies with all Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations as well as the State of California accessibility requirements. You can read about accessibility on Golden Gate Transit here, and accessibility on Golden Gate Ferry here. Some of those policies include, but aren't limited to, the following:
- All Golden Gate Transit bus service is operated with ramp- or with lift-equipped buses that also have a "kneeling feature"
- Certain seats on the bus are designated as priority seating for passengers with disabilities and for seniors
- Golden Gate Transit provides bus familiarization program training to assist riders with boarding, exiting, and wheelchair securement
- Golden Gate Transit sponsors an advisory committee on accessibility
- All Golden Gate Ferry vessels are accessible to passengers using wheelchairs and all vessels have accessible restrooms
- Golden Gate Ferry allows pre-boarding of vessels for individuals with disabilities
- Golden Gate Ferry sponsors an advisory committee on accessibility
Accessibility Through Affordability
Affordability is key to making transit accessible to all. Fare tables
for both GGT and GGF include discounted fares for adults, youth, seniors, disabled, Medicare, and Clipper START. Clipper START
cards provide a 50% discount on most Golden Gate Bus and Ferry rides for eligible low-income adults.
Your Voice Matters
Share your thoughts and opinions on transit equity or accessibility with our team by filling out a Bus
comment form on our website!