SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – Starting in November 2012, paying a toll taker on the Golden Gate Bridge will be a thing of the past. In this Good Question: How will all-electronic tolls work on the Golden Gate Bridge?

ANSWER: According to Golden Gate Bridge spokeswoman Mary Currie, tourists will be able to pay tolls up front when they rent their cars. Motorists with out-of-state plates or who don’t have FasTrak can pay at a kiosk, online or over the phone. Those that cheat will be forced to pay when they re-register their cars with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Comments (11)
  1. Bruce_In_San_Jose says:

    So, if I visit San Francisco on the weekend and we decide to drive over the Golden Gate i will receive a bill based on a clandestine photo of my license plate? So much for existing under the radar in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia. And if I wasn’t there and get a bill anyway, how do I prove I was not there?

  2. Terry says:

    Don’t blame this on the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia. The Golden Gate Bridge, unlike the other 7 bay area bridges, is under the jurisdiction of the federal government, not the state government. Hey, if you don’t like it, walk or ride a bicycle across and pay nothing.

    1. Dawg says:

      The Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District owns and operates the GG Bridge, the GG Ferry and GG Transit. It’s board of directors has nineteen members which reprsent six counties, and they make the decisions.

  3. michael says:

    Before discussing how the electronic tolls work, shouldn’t authorities take some time to look into whether the Golden Gat is able to withstand a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami??

    1. Sundance says:

      @Michael, It’s already happining. They are spending $392 million, the retrofit is suppose to be completed by 2012.

  4. Mike says:

    Use Phantom Plate or Photo Blocker spray on your plate..this product creates a glare on your plate blinding the camera when it flashes..whiteing out your plate..

  5. Brian says:

    Hey, I’ve got a wild idea: how about we let people vote on this and see if this is what the majority wants? Oh wait, we did kind of elect the people that make decisions about who’s in charge of The Bridge. Funny how that works.
    Like it or hate it, people, there is no “The Government”, there is only “OUR Government.”

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