The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is holding a hearing Friday on proposed fares for a new ferry service between Angel Island and San Francisco’s Ferry Building that could start as soon as late November.

The hearing at 1 p.m. Nov. 5 comes on the heels of a decision last month by the bridge district’s Board of Directors to approve the new daily, round-trip ferry service.

The district has been planning for months to take over ferry service to Angel Island, the former site of a federal immigration station and a popular hiking and outdoors destination in San Francisco Bay, after the Blue & Gold Fleet announced late last year it would be ending its service between the island and San Francisco’s Pier 39 sometime late in 2021.

The proposed fares are the same as Golden Gate Ferry’s Tiburon service, $14 each way or $7.50 with a stored-value Clipper card plus a state park entrance fee, with other discounts available for youth, seniors, people with disabilities and groups, according to the district. The service would make five round trips per day between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Friday’s meeting can be followed by audio conference only at 415-569-6446, but people can also send comments by email by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

More details about the proposal can be found online.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

Dan McMenamin is the managing editor at Bay City News, directing daily news coverage of the 12-county greater Bay Area. He has worked for BCN since 2008 and has been managing editor since 2014 after previously serving as BCN’s San Francisco bureau reporter. A UC Davis graduate, he came to BCN after working for a newspaper and nonprofit in the Davis area. He handles staffing, including coaching of our interns, day-to-day coverage decisions and management of the newswire.