Transit passengers traveling from the North Bay to San Francisco will have more travel options on Sundays.
The Golden Gate Bridge District approved a pilot program to run express bus service down Highway 101 on Sundays. Currently, the district offers only one bus an hour for its Sunday service connecting Santa Rosa to San Francisco, a shortcoming that has led to overcrowding on the vehicles.
The Route 101 line, which currently runs just during weekdays, will operate on Sundays. The district’s Route 80, the only bus now active on Sundays, takes three hours to get from Santa Rosa to San Francisco. Because the 101 line has fewer stops, it will cover the same distance in 2½ hours.
This week’s approval of the Route 101 line set a test length of nine months for service, which would cost the district $224,000.