Traffic flows over the Golden Gate Bridge during the morning commute on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Workers are making last minute changes to the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza in preparation of making the iconic bridge the first major toll bridge in the nation to go to all electronic tollbooths. The entire staff of full time toll collectors will be replaced by the automated booths starting on March 27. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge is blanketed by fog as the sun rises October 8, 2007 in Sausalito, California. Temperatures around the San Francisco Bay and coast are expected to be in the 50’s to 60’s under partly cloudy skies October 8. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The lip of a breaking wave frames the Golden Gate Bridge at Baker Beach on Jan. 15, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) Runners cross the Golden Gate Bridge during the 2013 San Francisco … [Read more...] about How much more you may pay crossing the Golden Gate Bridge
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By Will Houston | [email protected] | Marin Independent JournalPUBLISHED: June 24, 2019 at 5:05 am | UPDATED: June 24, 2019 at 5:11 am Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge will be more expensive starting July 1 and even more so over the next four years. Along with tolls, Golden Gate Bridge district bus and ferry fares will be going up again on July 1. The district says it will use the new revenue to bolster ferry and bus service and cover its projected multi-million deficits caused by inflation, rising pension and benefits costs and ongoing projects. “The community sent a strong message through the recent public comment period that they want to support additional transit for the region through increased tolls,” said Priya Clemens, spokeswoman for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. “It’s really a virtuous cycle. The better ferry and bus service we provide, the more customers feel they have an option to ride instead of drive, which … [Read more...] about Golden Gate Bridge district tolls and fares to rise July 1
By Will Houston | [email protected] | Marin Independent JournalPUBLISHED: March 22, 2019 at 3:31 pm | UPDATED: March 23, 2019 at 9:16 am Golden Gate Bridge tolls will rise over the next five years beginning July 1 after a vote by the district’s governing board on Friday. The tolls will increase by 35 cents per year for FasTrak users and regular invoice customers, rising from $7 to $8.75 and from $8 to $9.75 respectively by 2023. A new toll tier called Pay-As-You-Go also will be created, which will provide a discounted toll compared with regular invoice customers, but still more than the FasTrak toll. Pay-As-You-Go tolls will start at $8.20 and rise 20 cents per year to $9 by July 2023. Regular invoice customers are those who choose to pay the bill they receive in the mail after a crossing. Here’s what the toll increase will look like: pic.twitter.com/8prCHTXXYU — Will Houston (@Will_S_Houston) March 22, 2019 The toll option selected by the board was one of five … [Read more...] about Golden Gate Bridge tolls to go up July 1
Staff and wire reports Published 4:57 am PDT, Thursday, March 21, 2019 Cameras record license plates as vehicles pass through the automated toll plaza at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Ca. on Tuesday February 28, 2017 in this file photo. Cameras record license plates as vehicles pass through the automated toll plaza at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Ca. on Tuesday February 28, 2017 in this file photo. Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Cameras record license plates as vehicles pass through the automated toll plaza at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Ca. on Tuesday February 28, 2017 in this file photo. … [Read more...] about Golden Gate Bridge hike approved. Get ready for $9 tolls.
By Erin Baldassari | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: December 29, 2018 at 6:01 am Tolls on all Bay Area bridges will rise by $1 beginning Jan. 1, more than 220,000 motorists in clean-air vehicles will no longer be able to use the carpool lanes as solo drivers, and owners of recently-purchased cars will no longer be able to use dealer plates on their cars. And those are just some of the changes facing motorists and transit riders in 2019. Bay Area voters approved the bridge toll increases in June on all Bay Area bridges except the Golden Gate, which will consider raising its fees to $9.80 cents this spring. Tolls on all other bridges will rise to $6, with the exception of the Bay Bridge, which currently charges motorists $6 during peak commute times, $4 during off-peak times and $5 on weekends. Those tolls will increase to $7 during commute hours, $5 during off-peak hours and $6 on weekends. Carpoolers on all … [Read more...] about Big changes for motorists in 2019: Bridge tolls going up, carpool lane changes and more