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District Looks to Hike Larkspur Ferry Fare To Giants Game

Tickets may go up in price to $11 for a one-way ride.

By Bay City News Service

San Francisco Giants fans who take the Larkspur Ferry to the games might be paying $11 one-way this season.

Under a proposal by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, the special event ferry ticket will cost $9 and there will be a $2 service fee added by tickets.com.

The special event Golden Gate Ferry tickets would be sold via the Giants website using tickets.com.

"Customers will be provided a streamlined, 1-step ticket purchasing process that also provides the added convenience of purchasing both game and ferry tickets at the same time," district spokeswoman Mary Currie said.

With the online sales, fans can print out the ferry ticket at home, have them sent to a smart phone or mailed to them.

Ferry customers also will be able to buy AT&T ferry tickets by calling tickets.com, and the district is working to secure a walk-up location, Currie said.

The ferry tickets can then easily be scanned with bar code readers provided by tickets.com for verification at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and at AT&T Park for the return trip.

Last year the one-way fare with services fees was $9.75 to $10.

The District has tentatively scheduled a public hearing March 7 on the $2 flat service charge per ticket whether it is purchased via tickets.com, online or by phone.

A proposed 50-cent increase in the AT&T Park special event ferry that was to take effect on July 1 will be deferred until Nov. 15, Currie said.

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