wave.jpgGolden Gate Ferry will discontinue daily staffing of their ticket offices in Larkspur and San Francisco after today, according to Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District officials.

The change will eliminate seven full-time ticket agent positions, though five employees have already been placed in new jobs within the organization.

District officials hope to place the remaining two employees in new jobs, as well, according to Mary Currie, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District spokeswoman.

Tickets will be available from automated ticket vending machines that have been operational for several months at ferry terminals.

“For us this is a cost saving and an efficiency change,” Currie said.

Some ferry tickets will not be available from the automated machine, such as tickets to AT&T Park. The Larkspur ticket office will be open on San Francisco Giants game days, and tickets will also be available at the Giants Dugout store, or on the Internet.

The new ticket machines will also offer Clipper cards, though not discounted youth and senior cards. Those will be available at several other Bay Area locations.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

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