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511— This is a free mo­bile and web source for up-tothe-minute trans­porta­tion in­for­ma­tion, cov­er­ing the nine-county San Fran­cisco Bay Area. Just dial 511 or check the web­site. www.511.org.

BART— Bay Area Rapid Tran­sit trains serve the city of San Fran­cisco as well as San Fran­cisco and Oak­land In­ter­na­tional air­ports, Berke­ley, Oak­land and other Bay Area des­ti­na­tions. Trains run un­til mid­night daily. www.bart.gov. 415.989.2278.

BAY AREA BIKE SHARE— Have you spot­ted the invit­ing sta­tions stocked with gleam­ing, ce­leste­col­ored bikes dot­ted around down­town? The pro­gram en­tails 700 (and ris­ing) bikes docked at 70 sta­tions through­out the Bay Area, con­ve­niently lo­cated near tran­sit ter­mi­nals. Sim­ply check out one of the sturdy, ad­justable bikes with your credit or debit card, ride to your des­ti­na­tion and dock it at a nearby sta­tion. Although it targets res­i­dents with an­nual passes, vis­i­tors can also take ad­van­tage of the bikes with day passes or three-day passes that in­clude un­lim­ited rides of up to 30 min­utes. www. ba­yare­abike­share.com.

BUSES— Golden Gate Tran­sit pro­vides re­gional fixed-route bus ser­vice from San Fran­cisco to Marin and Sonoma coun­ties. AC Tran­sit of­fers fre­quent trans­bay con­nec­tions to and from San Fran­cisco and the East Bay, as well as ser­vice within Oak­land, Berke­ley and other East Bay cities. Dial 511 and re­quest ei­ther Golden Gate Tran­sit or AC Tran­sit. www.511.org.

CA­BLE CARS— These mov­ing Na­tional His­toric Land­marks run on three lines 6 am-12:30 am daily: Pow­ell-Hyde (line 60), Pow­ell-Ma­son (line 59) and Cal­i­for­nia Street (line 61). The Pow­ell-Ma­son and Pow­ell-Hyde lines run be­tween Union Square and

Fish­er­man’s Wharf; the Cal­i­for­nia car runs be­tween Mar­ket Street and Van Ness Ave. $6; Muni Pass­ports and Clip­per Cards ac­cepted. www.sf­muni.com. 415.673.6864.

CAL­TRAIN— Of­fer­ing com­muter rail ser­vice along the San Fran­cisco Penin­sula, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy. 800.660.4287. www. cal­train.com.

CLIP­PER CARD— Avail­able for use on Muni, BART, Cal­Train and more, this is an all-in-one tran­sit card that keeps track of any passes, dis­count tick­ets, ride books and cash value loaded onto it. www. clip­per­card.com.

FER­RIES— The Golden Gate Ferry fleet of­fers daily fer­ries to two Marin County des­ti­na­tions: Sausal­ito and Lark­spur. The Blue and Gold Fleet of­fers ferry ser­vice to Sausal­ito, Tiburon, An­gel Is­land, Vallejo and Alameda/Oak­land. The East Bay Ferry pro­vides fer­ries be­tween San Fran­cisco, Alameda and Oak­land (with An­gel Is­land added May through Oc­to­ber). The Alameda Har­bor Bay Ferry of­fers ser­vice strictly be­tween San Fran­cisco and Alameda at rush hours. Bay Link Ferry of­fers fer­ries be­tween Vallejo, the Ferry Build­ing and Fish­er­man’s Wharf. www.wa­ter­tran­sit.org.

GOLDEN GATE PARK SHUT­TLE— Now it’s eas­ier than ever to ex­plore the many dif­fer­ent at­trac­tions lo­cated through­out the 1,017 acres that make up Golden Gate Park. Drive to the free park­ing at Ocean Beach to catch the shut­tle, which runs ev­ery 15 to 20 min­utes and stops at the Conservatory of Flow­ers, de Young Mu­seum, Cal­i­for­nia Academy of Sci­ences, Na­tional AIDS Me­mo­rial Grove, Stow Lake and more. www.golden-gate-park.com. Point Lo­bos Ave., Great Hwy., Map 2, B5

MUNI— City­wide bus and light-rail ser­vice in­cludes the re­stored, brightly col­ored F-line streetcars that run from the Cas­tro Dis­trict to Pier 39 and back. Light-rail trains run above ground on tracks and also be­low ground to make stops at var­i­ous des­ti­na­tions on Mar­ket Street. Muni Pass­ports, good for un­lim­ited rides for one, three or seven con­sec­u­tive days, are avail­able at the Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter at the BART sta­tion on Pow­ell and Mar­ket streets. www.sf­muni.com. 415.673.6864.

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