Officials have moved to an automated ticket system for Golden Gate Ferry (CA), replacing full-time ticket agents at the Larkspur, Sausalito, and San Francisco terminals. The move eliminated seven positions, although five of the agents have been offered or accepted jobs within the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. Twelve ticket machines were installed at a cost of $4 million; the automated system is expected to save $6.2 million over the next 10 years. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission paid half the costs of the new system. Link to full story in Marin Independent Journal.