(S.F. Examiner file photo)

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Litigation delays Golden Gate Ferry service between Tiburon, SF

Litigation has delayed Golden Gate Ferry’s plan to provide service between Tiburon and San Francisco starting Monday.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company notified the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors Thursday of pending litigation if the Board today approved the ferry runs currently provided by Blue & Gold Fleet.

“In response to this notification, the Board of Directors has withdrawn the motion to execute the agreement and has provided direction to staff to further negotiate lease terms, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District spokesperson Priya Clemens said.

“In light of the threat of litigation by Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company and due to any ensuing negotiations, it is uncertain if or when Golden Gate Ferry will assume service,” Clemens said.

“There is no certain timeline when this process will conclude. Blue & Gold Fleet will continue to provide service to Tiburon residents until further notice,” Clemens said.

Details about Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company’s pending litigation were not immediately available Friday afternoon.

Golden Gate Ferry was to provide seven half-hour ferry trips from Tiburon and San Francisco between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and seven half-hour trips from San Francisco to Tiburon between 6:05 a.m. and 8:05 p.m.

One-way fares for adults 19-64 were to be $11.50, Clipper fare $7, youth 5-18 $5.75, seniors 65 and up and disabled $5.75 and children age four and under would travel for free.

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District said the ferry service would be the first time in 40 years that Golden Gate Ferry expanded its service area.

The M V Del Norte, which was having its door modified to better suit the landing in Tiburon, was to make the trips.

Golden Gate Ferry currently operates from Larkspur and Sausalito to San Francisco and back.Transit

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