Golden Gate bus service marks 40th anniversary 

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Monday not only marked the beginning of the New Year, it also meant the 40th birthday of bus service on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Created by state legislators to help address overcrowding on the famed span, the Golden Gate Transit bus system began its first day of service on January 1, 1972. Two years earlier, the first segment of the Golden Gate Transit began operating, when ferries started running daily routes between Sausalito and San Francisco.

Now, between ferry and bus service, over 8.4 million passengers take Golden Gate Transit each year, helping to ease congestion on the bridge between Marin and San Francisco counties.

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